SENATE, No. 2691

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

218th LEGISLATURE

INTRODUCED JUNE 11, 2018

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator THOMAS H. KEAN, JR.

District 21 (Morris, Somerset and Union)

Senator SANDRA B. CUNNINGHAM

District 31 (Hudson)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Senators Ruiz, Greenstein, A.R.Bucco, Bateman and Pou

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

Makes supplemental appropriation of $100,000 to Commission on Human Trafficking.

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

As introduced.


A Supplement to "An Act making appropriations for the support of the State Government and the several public purposes for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018 and regulating the disbursement thereof," approved July 4, 2017 (P.L.2017, c.99).

 

Be It Enacted by the Senate and the General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

1. In addition to the amounts appropriated under P.L.2017, c.99, there is appropriated out of the General Fund the following sum for the purpose specified:

 

66 DEPARTMENT OF LAW AND PUBLIC SAFETY

10 Public Safety and Criminal Justice

09 Criminal Justice

DIRECT STATE SERVICES

09-1020 Criminal Justice ..............................................

$100,000

 

Total Direct State Services Appropriation,

$100,000

 

Criminal Justice ..........................................................

 

Direct State Services:

 

 

 

09 Commission on Human Trafficking

($100,000)

 

 

 

2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

This bill would appropriate $100,000 to the Department of Law and Public Safety from the General Fund to the Commission on Human Trafficking, in the Division of Criminal Justice in the Department of Law and Public Safety.

This appropriation would provide funds to support the administrative duties of the commission, enabling the commission to address the directives outlined in the "Human Trafficking Prevention, Protection, and Treatment Act, P.L.2013, c.51 (C.52:17B-237).

The directives of the commission are the following:

(1) Evaluate the existing laws concerning human trafficking, including enforcement, and make recommendations for legislation;

(2) Review existing victim assistance programs and analyze the costs, organization, and availability of these services for victims of human trafficking and make recommendations for legislation;

(3) Promote a coordinated response by public and private resources for victims of human trafficking; and

(4) Develop mechanisms to promote public awareness of human trafficking, including promotion of the national, 24-hour toll-free hotline telephone service on human trafficking and the promotion of training courses and other educational materials for use by persons required under section 19 of P.L.2013, c.51 (C.2C:13-12) to undergo training on the handling of and response procedures for suspected human trafficking activities. This includes law enforcement officers, judges and judicial personnel, hotel and motel operators and staff, and health care facility staff.