2019 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1700 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Krizek
Sex Trafficking Response Plan

Item 393 #1h

Item 393 #1h

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Public Safety and Homeland Security
Department of Criminal Justice Services FY2019 $0 FY2020 $145,000 GF
FY2019 0.00 FY2020 1.00 FTE

Page 427, line 36, strike "$1,072,877" and insert "$1,217,877".

Page 427, after line 43, insert:

"A.1. The Department shall develop a statewide response plan addressing sex trafficking in the Commonwealth, to include (i) development of guidelines and standards of treatment for victims of sex trafficking, (ii) overseeing the development of a standardized curriculum for person convicted of procuring sex services, and (iii) providing training on awareness of sex trafficking.

2. Beginning December 1, 2019, the Department shall provide a report on its recommendations and activities no later than December 1 of each year.

3. Included in the amounts appropriated for this item is $145,000 to implement the requirements of Paragraph A.1. of this item."


(This amendment provides $145,000 from the general fund the second year for the Department of Criminal Justice Services to designate a Sex Trafficking Response Coordinator position to develop a statewide response plan to address sex trafficking in Virginia, pursuant to House Bill 2576. This is a recommendation of the Virginia State Crime Commission.)