§ 11-67.1-19. Council on human trafficking.
(a) The council on human trafficking is created in the executive branch. The governor shall appoint the chair and members of the council. Members must include representatives of:
(1) Department of the attorney general, the department of health, the department of children, youth and families, the department of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals, and law enforcement, that have contact with victims or perpetrators;
(2) Nongovernmental organizations that represent, advocate for, or provide services to victims; and
(3) Other organizations and individuals, including victims, whose expertise would benefit the council.
(b) The state agencies represented on the council created under this section shall provide staff to the council.
(c) The council created under this section shall meet on a regular basis and:
(1) Develop a coordinated and comprehensive plan to provide victims with services;
(2) Collect and evaluate data on human trafficking in this state and submit an annual report to the governor and legislature;
(3) Promote public awareness about human trafficking, victim remedies and services, and trafficking prevention;
(4) Create a public awareness sign that contains the state and national human trafficking resource center hotline information;
(5) Coordinate training on human trafficking prevention and victim services for state and local employees who may have recurring contact with victims or perpetrators; and
(6) Conduct other appropriate activities.
(P.L. 2017, ch. 232, § 2; P.L. 2017, ch. 260, § 2.)