PA 17-129—SB 930

Judiciary Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING THE RECEIPT OF ANNUAL REPORTS ON ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES

SUMMARY: Starting October 1, 2017, this act requires the Chief State's Attorney's Office and each municipal police chief to annually report on anti-human trafficking efforts to the Trafficking in Persons Council. Prior law required each state's attorney and municipal police chief to report this information to the Children's and Judiciary committees. The act clarifies that the report must include the number of referrals received, rather than made, on alleged human trafficking.

By law, the council must (1) identify criteria for providing services to trafficking victims and (2) consult with government and private organizations to develop recommendations to strengthen state and local efforts to prevent human trafficking, protect and assist victims of trafficking, and prosecute traffickers (CGS 46a-170(d)).

The act also makes minor, technical, and conforming changes.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2017