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By Representative Williams (JD)
First Read: 20-FEB-18
ENROLLED, House Joint Resolution,
AMENDING ACT 2014-199, HJR270, TO ADD MEMBERS TO THE
ALABAMA HUMAN TRAFFICKING TASK FORCE.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA, BOTH
HOUSES THEREOF CONCURRING, That Act 2014-199, HJR270, 2014
Regular Session (Acts 2014, p. 593), is amended to read as
"ESTABLISHING THE ALABAMA HUMAN TRAFFICKING TASK
"WHEREAS, human trafficking is the second largest
criminal activity in the world, exceeded only by drug
"WHEREAS, human trafficking enslaves hundreds of
thousands of victims each year; and
"WHEREAS, human trafficking involves the use of
force, fraud, or coercion by traffickers to recruit or capture
and also control their victims; now therefore,
"BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA, BOTH
HOUSES THEREOF CONCURRING, That the Alabama Human Trafficking
Task Force is hereby established.
"The purpose and agenda of the Task Force shall
include all of the following:
"(1) To combat all aspects of human trafficking,
including sex trafficking and labor trafficking.
"(2) To pursue a comprehensive response to crimes of
"(3) To coordinate strategies to provide necessary
services for victims of human trafficking.
"(4) To focus prevention efforts to end the demand
for human trafficking and create awareness through education
and community initiatives.
"(5) To develop legislation to prevent, intervene,
and treat human trafficking.
"The Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force shall be
comprised of the following members:
"(1) One member of the House of Representatives
appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
"(2) One member of the Senate appointed by the
Senate President Pro Tempore.
"(3) One member of the Legal, Legislative, or Policy
Office of the Alabama Governor appointed by the Governor.
"(4) One member of the Office of Victim Assistance
of the Alabama Attorney General appointed by the Attorney
"(5) The Chair of the Huntsville/Madison County
Human Trafficking Task Force, or his or her designee.
"(6) The Chair of the Central Alabama Human
Trafficking Task Force, or his or her designee.
"(7) The Commissioner of the Alabama Department of
Human Resources, or his or her designee.
"(8) The Commissioner of the Alabama Department of
Agriculture and Industries, or his or her designee.
"(9) The Commissioner of the Alabama Department of
Labor, or his or her designee.
"(10) The Chief of the Alabama Bureau of
Investigation State Bureau of Investigations, or his or her
"(11) The Director of the Alabama Office of
Prosecution Services, or his or her designee.
"(12) The President of the Alabama District
Attorney's Association, or his or her designee.
"(13) The Director of the Alabama Department of
Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention, or his or her designee.
"(14) The Director of the Alabama Network of
Children's Advocacy Centers, or his or her designee.
"(15) The Superintendent of the Alabama State
Department of Education, or his or her designee.
"(16) Two members of the judiciary appointed by the
Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, one of whom is a
Juvenile Court Judge.
"(17) One Juvenile Probation Officer appointed by
the Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court.
"(18) One representative of the medical community
appointed by the chair of the task force.
"(19) One human trafficking survivor appointed by
the chair of the task force.
"(20) The Executive Director of VOICES for Alabama
Children, or his or her designee.
"(21) One member of the House Minority Caucus
appointed by the Speaker of the House.
"(22) One member of the Senate Minority Caucus
appointed by the Senate President Pro Tempore.
"(23) One member appointed by the League of
"(24) One member appointed by the Association of
County Commissioners of Alabama.
"The members of the Task Force shall elect a chair,
vice chair, and other officers as deemed necessary for the
efficient operation of the business of the Task Force.
"Each member shall serve at the pleasure of his or
her appointing authority. A vacancy in the membership shall be
filled in the same manner as the original appointment.
"The members of the Task Force shall meet at least
four times per calendar year and serve without compensation.
"The Task Force shall hold its initial meeting no
later than June 1, 2014, and shall meet thereafter according
to a schedule established by the members. Special meetings
shall be held at the call of the chair or a quorum of the
members of the Task Force. The chair or other members of the
Task Force calling the meeting shall give at least seven days'
notice of all regular or special meetings, which shall include
the place and time of the meeting.
"A majority of the members of the Task Force shall
constitute a quorum for the transaction of all business at a
regular or special meeting.
"The membership of the Task Force shall be inclusive
and reflect the racial, gender, geographic, urban/rural, and
economic diversity of the state.
"The Task Force shall submit an annual report of its
findings and recommendations to the Governor, the Lieutenant
Governor, the Attorney General, the Senate President Pro
Tempore, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives on or
before January 1 of each calendar year, and shall submit a
copy of its report to all legislators and the Secretary of
"Each department, commission, board, agency,
officer, and institution of the state and all subdivisions of
the state shall cooperate with the Task Force in carrying out
the purposes of this resolution."
Speaker of the House of Representatives
President and Presiding Officer of the Senate
House of Representatives
I hereby certify that the within Act originated in
and was adopted by the House 27-FEB-18.
Senate 01-MAR-18 Adopted