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Senate Bill No. 930

Public Act No. 17-129

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

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 51-286h of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(a) Not later than October 1, [2016] 2017, and annually thereafter, [each state's attorney] the Office of the Chief State's Attorney and each municipal chief of police shall report [, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a, to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to the judiciary and children] to the Trafficking in Persons Council, established pursuant to section 46a-170, on: (1) All participation in federal, state-wide or regional anti-human trafficking efforts, (2) the number of referrals [made] received relating to allegations of human trafficking, (3) the criteria used when deciding whether to investigate allegations of human trafficking or initiate criminal proceedings related to human trafficking, (4) the coordination of efforts between the Office of the Chief State's Attorney and municipal police departments concerning human trafficking cases, (5) the nature of annual training provided by each state's attorney and municipal police department concerning human trafficking, (6) any obstacles to investigating human trafficking, (7) the number of investigations involving missing children, (8) the number of referrals received from the Department of Children and Families relating to human trafficking, and (9) the number of human trafficking cases referred for prosecution.

(b) In addition, [each state's attorney] the Office of the Chief State's Attorney shall include with such report (1) the number of human trafficking cases that resulted in convictions, and (2) the final disposition of all human trafficking cases, including those cases that were appealed. Data and information provided pursuant to this section shall be for the twelve-month period preceding the date of the report.

Approved June 30, 2017