Honorable Richard Peña Raymond, Chair, House Committee on Human Services
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB1147 by Gonzalez, Naomi (Relating to the collection of information regarding trafficking of persons.), As Introduced
This bill would require a state or local law enforcement agency, district attorney, or county attorney to assist the Human Trafficking Prevention Task Force (task force) in collecting statistical data on the nature and extent of human trafficking at the request of the task force. The bill would require the task force to collect, organize, and periodically publish certain information relating to human trafficking. The bill would take effect immediately if it received the requisite two-thirds vote of each chamber; otherwise it would be effective September 1, 2013.
The Department of Public Safety indicates there would be no cost associated with implementing the provisions of the bill. The Office of the Attorney General indicates any costs associated with the bill could be absorbed within the agency's existing resources.
The requirements of the bill would pertain to statistical data on the nature and extent of human trafficking in the possession of the local law enforcement agency, district attorney, or county attorney. While this could create some strain on local government resources, the fiscal impact is not anticipated to be significant.
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