THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

2123

TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE, 2012

S.D. 2

STATE OF HAWAII

H.D. 2

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 371, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"371- National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline; posting requirement; penalty. (a) An establishment shall post, in a conspicuous place near the entrance or another area where posters and notices are customarily posted on the premises of the establishment, a poster no smaller than eight and one-half inches by eleven inches in size that states the following:

"If you or someone you know is being forced to engage in any activity and cannot leave whether it is commercial sex, housework, farm work, or any other activity call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 to access help and services.

Victims of human trafficking are protected under United States and Hawaii law.

The hotline is:

(1) Available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week;

(2) Toll-free;

(3) Operated by a non-profit, non-governmental organization;

(4) Anonymous and confidential;

(5) Accessible in one hundred-seventy languages; and

(6) Able to provide help, referral to services, training, and general information.

(b) For purposes of this section, "establishment" means:

(1) Any entity that holds a liquor license pursuant to section 281-31;

(2) An airport;

(3) A hospital;

(4) A health maintenance organization;

(5) A clinic;

(6) An urgent care center;

(7) A massage parlor;

(8) A farm; or

(9) A job recruitment center.

(c) A poster required under subsection (a) shall be printed in English, Spanish, and any other languages mandated by the Voting Rights Act of 1965, P.L. 89-110, in the county where the poster will be posted.

(d) The department shall make available on its public website an electronic version of the poster required by subsection (a) for establishments to print.

(e) Any establishment or any agent, employee or representative thereof, who willfully and knowingly fails, neglects, or refuses to perform any act required by this section shall be fined not more than $100 for each separate offense. Each day of continued violation shall constitute a separate offense. Any action taken to impose or collect the penalty provided for in this subsection shall be considered a civil action."

SECTION 2. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2050.



 

Report Title:

DLIR; National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline

 

Description:

Requires establishments to post in a conspicuous place a poster that provides specified information relating to human trafficking and the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline. Defines "establishment". Establishes penalties for violations of the poster requirement. Effective July 1, 2050. (SB2123 HD2)

 

 

 

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