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Full Text of HB2556  99th General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning human trafficking.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Human
5Trafficking Resource Center Notice Act.
6    Section 5. Posted notice required.
7    (a) Each of the following businesses and other
8establishments shall, upon the availability of the model notice
9described in Section 15 of this Act, post a notice that
10complies with the requirements of this Act in a conspicuous
11place near the public entrance of the establishment or in
12another conspicuous location in clear view of the public and
13employees where similar notices are customarily posted:
14        (1) On premise consumption retailer licensees under
15    the Liquor Control Act of 1934 where the sale of alcoholic
16    liquor is the principal business carried on by the licensee
17    at the premises and primary to the sale of food.
18        (2) Adult entertainment facilities, as defined in
19    Section 5-1097.5 of the Counties Code.
20        (3) Primary airports, as defined in Section 47102(16)
21    of Title 49 of the United States Code.
22        (4) Intercity passenger rail or light rail stations.
23        (5) Bus stations.



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1        (6) Truck stops. For purposes of this Act, "truck stop"
2    means a privately-owned and operated facility that
3    provides food, fuel, shower or other sanitary facilities,
4    and lawful overnight truck parking.
5        (7) Emergency rooms within general acute care
6    hospitals.
7        (8) Urgent care centers.
8        (9) Farm labor contractors. For purposes of this Act,
9    "farm labor contractor" means: (i) any person who for a fee
10    or other valuable consideration recruits, supplies, or
11    hires, or transports in connection therewith, into or
12    within the State, any farmworker not of the contractor's
13    immediate family to work for, or under the direction,
14    supervision, or control of, a third person; or (ii) any
15    person who for a fee or other valuable consideration
16    recruits, supplies, or hires, or transports in connection
17    therewith, into or within the State, any farmworker not of
18    the contractor's immediate family, and who for a fee or
19    other valuable consideration directs, supervises, or
20    controls all or any part of the work of the farmworker or
21    who disburses wages to the farmworker. However, "farm labor
22    contractor" does not include full-time regular employees
23    of food processing companies when the employees are engaged
24    in recruiting for the companies if those employees are not
25    compensated according to the number of farmworkers they
26    recruit.



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1        (10) Privately-operated job recruitment centers.
2    (b) The Department of Transportation shall, upon the
3availability of the model notice described in Section 15 of
4this Act, post a notice that complies with the requirements of
5this Act in a conspicuous place near the public entrance of
6each roadside rest area or in another conspicuous location in
7clear view of the public and employees where similar notices
8are customarily posted.
9    Section 10. Form of posted notice.
10    (a) The notice required under this Act shall be at least 8
111/2 inches by 11 inches in size, written in a 16-point font,
12and shall state the following:
13"If you or someone you know is being forced to engage in any
14activity and cannot leave, whether it is commercial sex,
15housework, farm work, construction, factory, retail, or
16restaurant work, or any other activity, call the National Human
17Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-373-7888 to access help
18and services.
19Victims of slavery and human trafficking are protected under
20United States and Illinois law. The hotline is:
21        * Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
22        * Toll-free.
23        * Operated by nonprofit nongovernmental organizations.



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1        * Anonymous and confidential.
2        * Accessible in more than 160 languages.
3        * Able to provide help, referral to services, training,
4    and general information.".
5    (b) The notice shall be printed in English, Spanish, and in
6one other language that is the most widely spoken language in
7the county where the establishment is located and for which
8translation is mandated by the federal Voting Rights Act, as
9applicable. This subsection does not require a business or
10other establishment in a county where a language other than
11English or Spanish is the most widely spoken language to print
12the notice in more than one language in addition to English and
14    Section 15. Model notice. No later than 6 months after the
15effective date of this Act, the Department of Human Services
16shall: (i) develop a model notice that complies with the
17requirements of Section 10 of this Act; or (ii) adopt a model
18notice developed by the Illinois Task Force on Human
19Trafficking that complies with the requirements of Section 10
20of this Act. The Department of Human Services shall make the
21model notice available for download on the Department's
22Internet website.
23    Section 20. Penalties.



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1    (a) A business or establishment identified in subsection
2(a) of Section 5 that fails to comply with the requirements of
3this Act is liable for a civil penalty of $500 for a first
4offense and $1,000 for each subsequent offense.
5    (b) The Department of Labor shall, in the course of
6regulating a business or establishment, monitor and enforce
7compliance with this Act. Upon discovering a violation, the
8Department of Labor shall provide the business or establishment
9with reasonable notice of noncompliance that informs the
10business or establishment that it is subject to a civil penalty
11if it does not correct the violation within 30 days from the
12date the notice is sent to the business or establishment.
13    (c) If the Department of Labor verifies that the violation
14was not corrected within the 30-day period described in
15subsection (b), the Attorney General may bring an action to
16impose a civil penalty pursuant to this Section.