This bill tackles four main components:
1. Allows victims to go through an immediate preliminary assessment upon initial encounter with law enforcement or a public prosecutor to determine whether or not they indeed are a victim of human trafficking. If they are, they will then be offered and referred to available services to assist them. The appropriate government agencies will be notified as well according to the age of the victim.
2. Requires the Dept. of Health and Human Services to develop a statewide plan for the allocation of services to victims.
3. Requires the Dept. of Education and the State Board of Education to develop and distribute informative educational material regarding the trafficking of children.
4. Requires certain businesses and establishments to post a notice regarding the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline. In addition to requiring, the Dept. of Transportation and the Dept. of Business and Industry to develop a model notice regarding the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline and have it available on internet websites. Penalties will also be imposed.