|Date Requested:January 18, 2012
Time Requested:02:03 PM
| FUND(S) |
0525 - Consolidated Medical Services Fund; 8722 - Cons Fed Funds Div of Human Services Gen Admin Fd
Sources of Revenue
|General Fund,Other Fund Federal|
Legislation creates:Neither Program nor Fund
Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.
| The purpose of this bill is to require the Department of Health and Human Resources to develop a plan for the delivery of services to victims of human trafficking. The bill sets forth what the plan shall contain. The bill authorizes the Governor's Committee on Crime, Delinquency and Correction to establish standards governing training to effectively investigate human trafficking offenses and procedures for implementation of a course in investigation of human trafficking offenses. The bill makes it a felony to take away a child under eighteen for purposes of prostitution. The bill adds instances that constitute the crime of kidnaping. The bill defines terms, provides rule-making authority and increases penalties.
The proposed legislation would impact the Department of Health and Human Resources (Department) in several areas. The requirement that the Department identify victims, assist them in applying for benefits, coordinate delivery of mental health and other services, prepare and disseminate educational and training programs and materials to increase awareness among local social services, public and private agencies; develop and maintain community-based services for victims and assist victims with family reunification or return to their place of origin if they desire, would result in increased costs within the Department's Bureau for Children and Families, Bureau for Medical Services and Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities. The Department is unable to estimate the amount of increased costs due to unknown factors, such as the number of potential victims seeking services and the amount and type of services that would be provided.
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3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):