83R4211 GCB-D
  By: N. Gonzalez of El Paso H.B. No. 1147
  relating to the collection of information regarding trafficking of
         SECTION 1.  Section 402.035, Government Code, is amended by
  adding Subsection (b-1) and amending Subsection (d) to read as
         (b-1)  A state or local law enforcement agency, district
  attorney, or county attorney that assists in the prevention of
  human trafficking shall, at the request of the task force,
  cooperate and assist the task force in collecting any statistical
  data on the nature and extent of human trafficking in the possession
  of the law enforcement agency or district or county attorney.
         (d)  The task force shall:
               (1)  collaborate, as needed to fulfill the duties of
  the task force, with:
                     (A)  United States attorneys for the districts of
  Texas; and
                     (B)  special agents or customs and border
  protection officers and border patrol agents of:
                           (i)  the Federal Bureau of Investigation;
                           (ii)  the United States Drug Enforcement
                           (iii)  the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
  Firearms and Explosives;
                           (iv)  [the] United States Immigration and
  Customs Enforcement [Agency]; or
                           (v)  the United States Department of
  Homeland Security;
               (2)  collect, organize, and periodically publish
  statistical data on the nature and extent of human trafficking in
  this state, including data described by Subdivisions (4)(A), (B),
  (C), (D), and (E);
               (3)  solicit cooperation and assistance from state and
  local governmental agencies, political subdivisions of the state,
  nongovernmental organizations, and other persons, as appropriate,
  for the purpose of collecting and organizing statistical data under
  Subdivision (2);
               (4)  ensure that each state or local governmental
  agency and political subdivision of the state and each state or
  local law enforcement agency, district attorney, or county attorney 
  that assists in the prevention of human trafficking collects
  statistical data related to human trafficking, including, as
                     (A)  the number of investigations concerning,
  arrests and prosecutions for, and convictions of:
                           (i)  the offense of trafficking of persons;
                           (ii)  the offense of forgery or an offense
  under Chapter 43, Penal Code, if committed as part of a criminal
  episode involving the trafficking of persons;
                     (B)  demographic information on persons who are
  convicted of offenses described by Paragraph (A) and persons who
  are the victims of those offenses;
                     (C)  geographic routes by which human trafficking
  victims are trafficked, including routes by which victims are
  trafficked across this state's international border, and
  geographic patterns in human trafficking, including the country or
  state of origin and the country or state of destination;
                     (D)  means of transportation and methods used by
  persons who engage in trafficking to transport their victims; and
                     (E)  social and economic factors that create a
  demand for the labor or services that victims of human trafficking
  are forced to provide;
               (5)  work with the Commission on Law Enforcement
  Officer Standards and Education to develop and conduct training for
  law enforcement personnel, victim service providers, and medical
  service providers to identify victims of human trafficking;
               (6)  on the request of a judge of a county court, county
  court at law, or district court or a county attorney, district
  attorney, or criminal district attorney, assist and train the judge
  or the judge's staff or the attorney or the attorney's staff in the
  recognition and prevention of human trafficking;
               (7)  examine training protocols related to human
  trafficking issues, as developed and implemented by federal, state,
  and local law enforcement agencies;
               (8)  collaborate with state and local governmental
  agencies, political subdivisions of the state, and nongovernmental
  organizations to implement a media awareness campaign in
  communities affected by human trafficking;
               (9)  develop recommendations on how to strengthen state
  and local efforts to prevent human trafficking, protect and assist
  human trafficking victims, and prosecute human trafficking
  offenders; and
               (10)  examine the extent to which human trafficking is
  associated with the operation of sexually oriented businesses, as
  defined by Section 243.002, Local Government Code, and the
  workplace or public health concerns that are created by the
  association of human trafficking and the operation of sexually
  oriented businesses.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2013.