BILL NUMBER: AB 988	INTRODUCED
	BILL TEXT


INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Brownley

                        FEBRUARY 27, 2009

   An act to add Section 236.3 to the Penal Code, relating to human
trafficking.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 988, as introduced, Brownley. Human trafficking: U visas.
   Existing law establishes the offense of human trafficking.
   This bill would require the Department of Justice to provide to
victims of human trafficking, in a timely manner and in their
language of origin, proper and detailed information regarding U
visas, including contact information for obtaining U visas.
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes.
State-mandated local program: no.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  Section 236.3 is added to the Penal Code, to read:
   236.3.  The Department of Justice shall provide to victims of
human trafficking, in a timely manner and in their language of
origin, proper and detailed information regarding U visas, including
contact information for obtaining U visas.