H. R. 2602
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
May 23, 2017
Ms. Titus introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned
To amend title 49, United States Code, to include training for certain employees of air carriers to combat human trafficking, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Secure our Skies Act of 2017.
Training to combat human trafficking for certain employees of air carriers
Subchapter I of chapter 417 of title 49, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
Training to combat human trafficking
Each air carrier providing passenger air transportation shall provide flight attendants, pilots, and dispatchers who are employees or contractors of the air carrier with training to combat human trafficking in the course of carrying out their duties as employees or contractors of the air carrier.
Elements of training
The training an air carrier is required to provide under subsection (a) to flight attendants, pilots, and dispatchers shall include training with respect to—
common indicators of human trafficking; and
best practices for reporting suspected trafficking to law enforcement officers.
To assist in training flight attendants, pilots, and dispatchers to identify and report human trafficking, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Transportation shall provide information to air carriers, including the Blue Campaign training module, and permit air carriers to use such information, in whole or in part, in complying with subsection (a).
Human trafficking defined
In this section, the term
human trafficking means one or more severe forms of trafficking in persons (as defined in section 103 of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (22 U.S.C. 7102)).
The analysis for chapter 417 of title 49, United States Code, is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 41724 the following:
41725. Training to combat human trafficking.
Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration shall submit to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives a report that includes—
the status of air carrier compliance with section 41725(a) and the dissemination and use of information described in subsection (c) of that section; and
recommendations for improving the identification and reporting of human trafficking by air carrier personnel while protecting the civil liberties of passengers.
Immunity for reporting human trafficking
Section 44941(a) of title 49, United States Code, is amended by striking
or terrorism, as defined by section 3077 of title 18, United States Code, and inserting
human trafficking (as defined by section 41725), or terrorism (as defined by section 3077 of title 18, United States Code).