Florida Senate - 2018 SB 596 By Senator Thurston 33-00854-18 2018596__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to control of human trafficking; 3 requiring the Department of Legal Affairs to develop 4 human trafficking awareness campaigns; requiring the 5 department to develop and operate a hotline to receive 6 reports of potential human trafficking activity; 7 providing an effective date. 8 9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 10 11 Section 1. Human trafficking awareness campaigns; hotline. 12 The Department of Legal Affairs shall, subject to legislative 13 appropriations: 14 (1) Develop campaigns to increase awareness of human 15 trafficking, particularly among children and other potentially 16 vulnerable populations. Such campaigns may include information 17 concerning approaches used by traffickers, warning signs of 18 trafficking, and inappropriate behaviors that should be 19 reported. 20 (2) Develop and operate a toll-free hotline to receive 21 reports of potential human trafficking incidents. The department 22 shall promptly provide all such reports deemed to be credible to 23 appropriate law enforcement agencies for investigation and 24 disposition. 25 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.