BILL NUMBER: SB 1230	AMENDED
	BILL TEXT

	AMENDED IN SENATE  MARCH 24, 2010

INTRODUCED BY   Senator DeSaulnier

                        FEBRUARY 19, 2010

   An act  to add Part 12.5 (commencing with Section 2696) to
Division 2 of the Labor Code,   relating to human trafficking.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   SB 1230, as amended, DeSaulnier.  Human trafficking.
  Employment: posting requirements.  
   Existing law requires employers to post various employment-related
information for employees, including information relating to the
payment of wages, workers' compensation, and discrimination in
employment.  
   This bill would require employers to post information related to
human trafficking, including information related to 2 nonprofit
organizations that provide services in support of the elimination of
human trafficking.  
   Existing law defines human trafficking as the deprivation of the
personal liberty of another person with the intent to effect a
specified sex crime or to obtain forced labor or services, as
specified.  
   This bill would state that it is the intent of the Legislature to
later amend into this bill provisions that would combat and prevent
human trafficking in California. 
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee:  no
  yes  . State-mandated local program: no.


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

   SECTION 1.    Part 12.5 (commencing with Section
2696) is added to Division 2 of the   Labor Code  
, to read:  

      PART 12.5.  HUMAN TRAFFICKING


   2696.  (a) An employer shall post in a conspicuous location
frequented by employees a notice in substantially the following form:

 ""Victims of human trafficking are protected 
 under United States and California law. If you or 
 someone you know is being forced to engage in any 
 activity and cannot leave - whether it is 
 commercial sex, housework, farm work, or any 
 other activity - call the National Human 
 Trafficking Resource Center Hotline or the 
 California Coalition to Abolish Slavery & 
 Trafficking at the information below to access 
 help and services: 
 Call the National Human Trafficking Resource 
 Center at 1-888-373-7888. 
         The toll-free hotline is: 
                   b7 Available 24 hours a day, 7 
                   days a week. 
                   b7 Operated by a nonprofit, 
                   nongovernmental organization. 
                   b7 Anonymous and confidential. 
                   b7 Accessible in 170 languages. 
                   b7 Able to provide help, referral 
                   to services, training, and 
                   general information. 
 Call the California Coalition to Abolish Slavery 
 & Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-539-2373. 
         The toll-free hotline is: 
                   b7 Available 24 hours a day, 7 
                   days a week. 
                   b7 Operated by a not-for-profit 
                   organization. 
                   b7 Accessible in 160 languages. 
                   b7 Confidential and private at 
                   your request. 


   (b) The Labor Commissioner shall determine in what languages the
notice required by subdivision (a) shall be printed.
   2697.  The Labor Commissioner shall enforce this part. 

  SECTION 1.    It is the intent of the Legislature
to later amend into this bill provisions that would combat and
prevent human trafficking in California.