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HB159-House Criminal Justice Subcommittee
Representative Ross Spano, Chair (850) 717-5059
SB596-Senate Criminal Justice Subcommittee
Senator Randolph Bracy, Chair (850) 487-5011
HB 159 - Control of Human Trafficking, sponsored by State Representative Barrington Russell (D-Lauderhill), 159 will require the Florida State Department of Legal Affairs to develop public #awareness campaigns around human trafficking and to establish a toll-free human #trafficking#reporting hotline. The companion bill SB 596 is sponsored by State Senator Perry Thurston (D-Fort Lauderdale)
These campaigns are to include the identification of warning signs of trafficking, identification of a trafficked person, and overall increased awareness of human trafficking in the communities that are the most vulnerable. The bills’ provision would come into effect on July 1, 2018 once the bill passes the floor, and is signed by the governor, however to make this happen, We will have to get through their committees of reference. They are currently in their first stop in the Criminal Justice Subcommittee in both the House and Senate.