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Full Text of SB1599  102nd General Assembly


Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins

Filed: 3/18/2021





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 1599 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Human
5Trafficking Task Force Act.
6    Section 2. Findings. The General Assembly find the
8        (1) A 2014 study by the Urban Institute found that
9    sexual predators believed that if they were caught
10    trafficking women and girls of color, they would get less
11    jail time. According to the Chicago Children's Advocacy
12    Center, 40.4% of victims of sex trafficking are black
13    women, yet black women only make up 13.1% of the United
14    States population.
15        (2) Black women are 7% of the national population but
16    constitute 10% of missing persons cases. Their



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1    disappearances are less likely to be reported in the media
2    and less likely to be solved by police. Missing children
3    cases among the country's black population are also dated
4    cases that are more often left open, compared with white
5    children during the same time spans. Many missing persons
6    cases that involve black women and girls are classified as
7    "runaways", a classification that may not reflect the fact
8    they are victims.
9    Section 5. Human Trafficking Task Force created.
10    (a) There is created the Human Trafficking Task Force to
11address the growing problem of human trafficking across this
12State. The Human Trafficking Task Force shall consist of the
13following persons:
14        (1) three members of the House of Representatives,
15    appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
16        (2) three members of the House of Representatives,
17    appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of
18    Representatives;
19        (3) three members of the Senate, appointed by the
20    President of the Senate;
21        (4) three members of the Senate, appointed by the
22    Minority Leader of the Senate;
23        (5) one representative of the Cook County Human
24    Trafficking Task Force, appointed by the Governor; and
25        (6) one representative of the Central Illinois Human



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1    Trafficking Task Force, appointed by the Governor.
2    (b) The Task Force shall include the following ex officio
4        (1) the Director of the Illinois State Police, or his
5    or her designee;
6        (2) the Director of the Department of Children and
7    Family Services, or his or her designee;
8        (3) the Secretary of the Department of Human Services,
9    or his or her designee; and
10        (4) the Director of the Department of Healthcare and
11    Family Services, or his or her designee.
12    (c) Members of the Human Trafficking Task Force shall
13serve without compensation.
14    Section 10. Administrative support. The Department of
15Children and Family Services shall provide administrative and
16other support to the Human Trafficking Task Force.
17    Section 15. Duties of Human Trafficking Task Force. The
18Human Trafficking Task Force shall conduct a study on the
19human trafficking problem in this State and shall hold
20hearings in furtherance of:
21        (1) developing a State plan to address human
22    trafficking;
23        (2) implementing a system for the sharing of human
24    trafficking data between governmental agencies in a manner



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1    that ensures that the privacy of victims of human
2    trafficking is protected and that data collection respects
3    the privacy of victims of human trafficking;
4        (3) establishing policies to enable State government
5    to work with nongovernmental organizations and other
6    elements of the private sector to prevent human
7    trafficking and provide assistance to victims of human
8    trafficking who are United States citizens or foreign
9    nationals;
10        (4) evaluating various approaches used by state and
11    local governments to increase public awareness of human
12    trafficking, including trafficking of United States
13    citizens and foreign national victims;
14        (5) developing methods for protecting the rights of
15    victims of human trafficking, taking into account the need
16    to consider the human rights and special needs of women
17    and minors;
18        (6) evaluating the necessity of treating victims of
19    human trafficking as crime victims rather than criminals;
20        (7) developing methods for promoting the safety of
21    victims of human trafficking;
22        (8) evaluating human trafficking training and
23    education for professionals who may interact with victims
24    of human trafficking;
25        (9) distributing human trafficking training and
26    education models for professionals who may interact with



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1    victims of human trafficking;
2        (10) reviewing research into the disparity between the
3    clearance rate on white missing persons compared to black
4    missing persons;
5        (11) reviewing comprehensive, nationwide data
6    collection on missing persons, including data
7    disaggregated by race, geography, and socioeconomic
8    status;
9        (12) reviewing better assessments and analysis on how
10    law enforcement agencies address implicit bias during
11    investigation of these cases;
12        (13) reviewing research to identify factors that
13    contribute to the disparity in outcomes in missing women
14    cases;
15        (14) reviewing research to identify best practices and
16    effective solutions for State government to help black
17    women and girls who are missing right now;
18        (15) reviewing research to identify effective long
19    term implementations that will address problems going
20    forward; and
21        (16) producing an annual report detailing the Task
22    Force's finding based upon its review of research
23    conducted under this Section, including specific
24    recommendations, if any, and other information the Task
25    Force may deem proper in furthermore of its duties under
26    this Act.



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1    Section 20. Report. On or before June 30, 2024, the Human
2Trafficking Task Force shall report its findings and
3recommendations to the General Assembly, by filing copies of
4its report as provided in Section 3.1 of the General Assembly
5Organization Act, and to the Governor.
6    Section 25. Task force abolished; Act repealed. The Human
7Trafficking Task Force is abolished and this Act is repealed
8on July 1, 2024.
9    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
10becoming law.".