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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
]]]] 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 2 STATING FINDINGS OF THE LEGISLATURE AND AUTHORIZING AN INTERIM COMMITTEE TO 3 STUDY HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN IDAHO. 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 2 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 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 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE HCR 18