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  H.B. No. 2313
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to training materials for certain transportation network
  company drivers regarding human trafficking awareness and
  prevention.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter C, Chapter 2402, Occupations Code, is
  amended by adding Section 2402.1075 to read as follows:
         Sec. 2402.1075.  HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS AND PREVENTION
  TRAINING MATERIALS REQUIRED. (a) A transportation network company
  shall annually provide to each driver who is authorized to log in to
  the company's digital network human trafficking awareness and
  prevention training materials. The training materials must:
               (1)  be provided in a digital video format or
  Internet-based video format;
               (2)  be not less than 15 minutes in duration;
               (3)  be approved by the attorney general;
               (4)  be provided in English and Spanish;
               (5)  be provided to a new driver before the driver is
  authorized to provide prearranged rides using the company's digital
  network; and
               (6)  include:
                     (A)  an overview of human trafficking, including a
  description of:
                           (i)  the experience of human trafficking
  victims;
                           (ii)  how and why human trafficking takes
  place in the transportation industry; and
                           (iii)  how human trafficking is defined
  under state and federal law;
                     (B)  guidance on how to identify individuals who
  are most at risk for human trafficking;
                     (C)  information on the difference between labor
  and sex trafficking as that relates to identification of human
  trafficking in the transportation industry;
                     (D)  guidance on the role of a driver in reporting
  and responding to human trafficking; and
                     (E)  the contact information of appropriate
  entities for reporting human trafficking, including:
                           (i)  the National Human Trafficking Hotline
  toll-free telephone number and text line;
                           (ii)  appropriate law enforcement agencies;
  and
                           (iii)  a telephone number designated by the
  attorney general for reporting suspected human trafficking.
         (b)  A transportation network company shall maintain records
  necessary to establish that the company has provided the training
  materials required by this section.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2023.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2313 was passed by the House on May 9,
  2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 97, Nays 40, 2 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2313 was passed by the Senate on May
  22, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 26, Nays 5.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor