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AB-1731 Human trafficking: Statewide Interagency Human Trafficking Task Force.(2015-2016)



SECTION 1.

 Section 236.13 is added to the Penal Code, to read:

236.13.
 (a) The Statewide Interagency Human Trafficking Task Force is hereby created within the Department of Justice, consisting of representatives from all of the following agencies:
(1) A representative of the Department of Justice shall be the chair of the task force.
(2) The State Department of Social Services.
(3) The Children and Family Services Division of the State Department of Social Services.
(4) The Labor and Workforce Development Agency.
(5) The State Department of Public Health.
(6) The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
(7) The State Department of Education.
(8) The Judicial Council.
(9) The California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board.
(10) The Department of Consumer Affairs.
(b) The task force shall do all of the following:
(1) Gather statewide data on sex and labor traffickers, sex buyers, and human trafficking victims, including statistics on prosecution of offenders as well as services provided to victims, including commercially sexually exploited children.
(2) Recommend interagency protocols and best practices for training and outreach to the law enforcement community, victim service providers, and other state or private sector employees likely to encounter human trafficking, such as educators and hotel workers.
(3) Evaluate and implement approaches to increase public awareness about human trafficking and make new recommendations on these approaches.
(c) The protocols described in subdivision (b) shall not duplicate the protocols developed by the California Child Welfare Council, established by Section 16540 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, to implement the provisions of Section 16524 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.
(d) If the task force determines that the expertise of an advisory committee or advisory committees is needed to execute the duties imposed upon it pursuant to this section, the task force may create an advisory committee or advisory committees comprised of subject matter experts, including, but not limited to, representatives of relevant county and municipal agencies, survivors, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and any other entities, groups, or individuals the task force deems appropriate.