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Human Trafficking Notice Law Goes Into Effect

Human Trafficking Notice Law Goes Into Effect

September 12, 2013

Decatur, GA– House Bill 141 (Kidnapping; certain businesses and establishments post a model notice to enable persons who are the subject of human trafficking to obtain help and services) was passed during the 2013 session of the General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Nathan Deal on May 6, 2013 as O.C.G.A. 16-5-47.  The new law requires certain businesses and establishments to post a notice to enable persons who are the subject of human trafficking to obtain help and services.  The law also directs the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to post a model notice on its website.  A link to the model notice is provided below.  The businesses and establishments specified in the law are required to have the notice posted in a specified location by September 15, 2013.  If a business or establishment fails to comply with the law, law enforcement can take action which, upon subsequent offenses, could result in the business or establishment owner being fined up to $5,000.

 

 

 

Below are links to House Bill 141 and the Human Trafficking Notice.

 

HB 141

http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/20132014/135844.pdf

 

Human Trafficking Notice

http://gbi.georgia.gov/sites/gbi.georgia.gov/files/related_files/document/human%20trafficking%20post.pdf

 

 

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