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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 18 – Human trafficking, study


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HCR018.....................................................by STATE AFFAIRS
HUMAN TRAFFICKING - Stating findings of the Legislature and authorizing an
interim committee to study human trafficking in Idaho.
03/02    House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
03/03    Rpt prt - to Jud
03/08    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/09    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/10    3rd rdg - ADOPTED - 67-1-2
      AYES -- Anderson, Andrus, Barraclough, Bastian, Bayer, Bedke, Bell,
      Bilbao, Block, Boe, Bolz, Bradford, Cannon, Chadderdon, Clark,
      Collins, Crow, Deal, Denney, Edmunson, Ellsworth, Eskridge,
      Field(18), Field(23), Garrett, Hart, Harwood, Henbest, Henderson,
      Jaquet, Jones, Kemp, Lake, LeFavour, Loertscher, Martinez, Mathews,
      McGeachin, McKague, Miller, Mitchell, Moyle, Nielsen, Nonini,
      Pasley-Stuart, Pence, Raybould, Ring, Ringo, Roberts, Rusche,
      Rydalch, Sali, Sayler, Schaefer, Shepherd(2), Shepherd(8), Shirley,
      Skippen, Smith(30), Smith(24), Smylie, Snodgrass, Trail, Wills, Wood,
      Mr. Speaker
      NAYS -- Barrett
      Absent and excused -- Black, Stevenson
    Floor Sponsor - Boe
    Title apvd - to Senate
03/11    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to St Aff
03/30    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 10th Ord
03/31    10th Ord - ADOPTED - 33-0-2
      AYES -- Andreason, Brandt, Broadsword, Bunderson, Burkett,
      Burtenshaw, Cameron, Coiner, Compton, Darrington, Davis, Fulcher,
      Gannon, Geddes, Goedde, Hill, Jorgenson, Kelly, Keough, Langhorst,
      Little, Lodge, Malepeai, Marley, McGee, McKenzie, Richardson,
      Schroeder, Stegner, Stennett, Sweet, Werk, Williams
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- Corder, Pearce
    Floor Sponsor - Malepeai
    Title apvd - to House
03/31    To enrol - Rpt enrol - Sp signed
04/01    Pres signed - To Secretary of State

Bill Text

  ]]]]              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ]]]]
 Fifty-eighth Legislature                   First Regular Session - 2005
                              IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                             HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 18
                                 BY STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
  1                               A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
  4    Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
  5        WHEREAS,  human  trafficking is a worldwide problem involving an estimated
  6    600,000 to 800,000 victims; and
  7        WHEREAS, human trafficking is a severe form of trafficking in which  women
  8    and children are sexually exploited for commercial purposes; and
  9        WHEREAS,  human  trafficking is a severe form of trafficking in which men,
 10    women and children are recruited and transported for labor or services through
 11    the use of force, fraud or coercion for the purpose of subjection to  involun-
 12    tary servitude, peonage, debt bondage or slavery; and
 13        WHEREAS,  human  traffickers  often prey on individuals who are poor, fre-
 14    quently unemployed or underemployed, and who may lack access to social  safety
 15    nets,  and victims are often lured with false promises of good jobs and better
 16    lives and are then forced to work under brutal and inhumane conditions; and
 17        WHEREAS, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act  of  2000  found  approxi-
 18    mately 20,000 to 50,000 victims in the United States and recognizes the impor-
 19    tance  of  nongovernmental  organizations in assisting trafficking victims and
 20    encourages the use of sanctions against countries that participate in, or take
 21    no action to curb, human trafficking; and
 22        WHEREAS, the recommendations of the 2004 Department  of  Justice  National
 23    Conference  on  Human Trafficking encourages federal, state and local partner-
 24    ships between law enforcement, prosecutors and  nongovernmental  organizations
 25    to  educate the public to recognize trafficking, assist in investigating traf-
 26    ficking, prosecute the offenders and assist the victims; and
 27        WHEREAS, the Legislature recognizes the danger of  human  trafficking  and
 28    seeks  to  educate the public, develop legislation and identify persons, agen-
 29    cies and organizations with expertise in human trafficking.
 30        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the First Regular Session
 31    of the Fifty-eighth Idaho Legislature, the House of  Representatives  and  the
 32    Senate  concurring  therein,  that  the  Legislative  Council is authorized to
 33    appoint a committee to undertake and complete a study  of  human  trafficking.
 34    The  Legislative Council shall determine the number of legislators and member-
 35    ship from each house appointed to the committee and shall authorize  the  com-
 36    mittee  to  receive  input, advice and assistance from interested and affected
 37    parties who are not members of the Legislature.
 38        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that nonlegislative members of the committee  shall
 39    be  appointed by the cochairs of the committee who are appointed by the Legis-
 40    lative Council. Nonlegislative members of the committee may include,  but  are
 41    not  limited to, representatives of the judiciary, law enforcement, the Office
 42    of the Attorney General, prosecuting attorneys,  criminal  defense  attorneys,
 43    domestic  violence and sexual assault advocacy organizations, medical and psy-
 44    chological organizations, social service providers, the Department  of  Health
  1    and Welfare, and faith-based organizations. Nonlegislative members of the com-
  2    mittee shall not be reimbursed from legislative funds for per diem, mileage or
  3    other  expenses and shall not have voting privileges regarding the committee's
  4    recommendations or proposed legislation.
  5        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the committee shall examine human  trafficking
  6    in Idaho including, but not limited to, the following authorized activities:
  7        1.   Data  collection and findings on the nature and extent of human traf-
  8             ficking in Idaho;
  9        2.   Identification of available federal, state and  local  programs  that
 10             provide services to trafficking victims;
 11        3.   Analysis  and recommendations regarding the ability of existing state
 12             criminal statutes to address trafficking; and
 13        4.   Recommendations regarding the prevention of trafficking, the prosecu-
 14             tion of offenses, and victim assistance.
 15        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the committee shall report  its  findings  and
 16    recommendations,  including remedies for any deficiencies found by the commit-
 17    tee, to the Legislature, the Office of the  Governor  and  the  Idaho  Supreme
 18    Court by January 1, 2006.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

                       STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

                            RS 15086

*This resolution would direct the legislative Council to appoint
an interim committee to study Human Trafficking in Idaho and to
make recommendations to the legislature in 2006.  Following
passage of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 and the
2004 national conference on trafficking, the Department of
Justice asked states to develop anti-trafficking legislation in
order to partner with the federal government to protect victims,
prosecute perpetrators and prevent trafficking.

                          FISCAL IMPACT

*The fiscal impact would be those travel expenses of legislators
serving on the committee from outside Ada County.  Legislative
Services estimates a cost of approximately $8,000, but these
costs will be absorbed by the current House and Senate budget and
would have no additional impact on the state general fund.

Contact Rep. Donna Boe             
        Rep. Anne Pasley Stuart              
        Rep. Janet Miller
        Rep. Debbie Field
        Rep. Rich Wills
Phone:  332-1000