|Passed by the House April 21, 2003|
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Passed by the Senate April 17, 2003
President of the Senate
I, Cynthia Zehnder, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL 1090 as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.
Governor of the State of Washington
Secretary of State
State of Washington
|State of Washington||58th Legislature||2003 Regular Session|
Read first time 01/15/2003. Referred to Committee on Criminal Justice & Corrections.
AN ACT Relating to the task force against the trafficking of persons; amending 2002 c 10 s 2 (uncodified); adding a new section to chapter 7.68 RCW; and declaring an emergency.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1 2002 c 10 s 2 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:
(1) There is created the Washington state task force against the trafficking of persons.
(2) The task force shall consist of the following members:
(a) The director of the office of community development, or the director's designee;
(b) The secretary of the department of health, or the secretary's designee;
(c) The secretary of the department of social and health services, or the secretary's designee;
(d) The director of the department of labor and industries, or the director's designee;
(e) The commissioner of the employment security department, or the commissioner's designee;
(f) Nine members, selected by the director of the office of community development, that represent public and private sector organizations that provide assistance to persons who are victims of trafficking.
(3) The task force shall be chaired by the director of the office of community development, or the director's designee.
(4) The task force shall carry out the following activities:
(a) Measure and evaluate the progress of the state in trafficking prevention activities;
(b) Identify available federal, state, and local programs that provide services to victims of trafficking that include, but are not limited to health care, human services, housing, education, legal assistance, job training or preparation, interpreting services, English as a second language classes, and victim's compensation; and
(c) Make recommendations on methods to provide a coordinated system of support and assistance to persons who are victims of trafficking.
(5) The task force shall report its supplemental findings and recommendations to the governor and legislature by ((
2002)) June 30, 2004.
(6) The office of community development shall provide necessary administrative and clerical support to the task force, within available resources.
(7) The members of the task force shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for travel expenses as provided in RCW 43.03.050 and 43.03.060, within available resources.
(8) The task force expires ((
March 1, 2003)) June 30, 2004.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 2 Section 1 of this act is added to chapter
NEW SECTION. Sec. 3 This act is necessary for the immediate
preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the
state government and its existing public institutions, and takes effect