2007 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1650 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Ebbin
Establish Commission on Human Trafficking

Item 1 #2h

Item 1 #2h

First Year - FY2007 Second Year - FY2008
Legislative Department
General Assembly of Virginia FY2007 $0 FY2008 $8,400 GF

Page 4, line 5, strike "$28,802,821" and insert "$28,811,221".
Page 8, after line 56, insert:
"H. Out of this appropriation $8,400 from the general fund in the second year is provided to establish the Commission on the Prevention of Human Trafficking.  Pursuant to House Bill 2923 of the 2007 General Assembly Session the commission shall have a total membership of 25 members, six legislative members, eight nonlegislative citizen members and 11 ex officio members.  The commission shall submit a report to the Governor and General Assembly on an annual basis no later than the first day of the regular session of the General Assembly."

(This amendment provides funding pursuant to House Bill 2923 which creates a Commission on the Prevention of Human Trafficking. The tasks of the commission include i.) Address all aspects of human trafficking, including the recruitment, abduction, transport, harboring, transfer, sale, or receipt of persons within and across state borders by any conveyance for the purpose of enslaving persons or subjecting them to slavery-like conditions, ii.) Develop and coordinate the implementation of a State Plan for the Prevention of Human Trafficking throughout the Commonwealth, iii.) Work with state, local, and federal agencies and through other existing mechanisms to enhance the collection and sharing of data among government agencies pertaining to human trafficking, identify individuals and organizations engaged in human trafficking, and ensure that such data collection facilitates the confidentiality of information and protects the privacy of victims of human trafficking and iv.) Recommend policies that will facilitate effective and efficient collaborations between relevant state agencies, the community, business and industry, and public and private entities to prevent human trafficking and provide assistance to victims who are United States citizens or foreign nationals.)