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S. 1536: Combating Human Trafficking in Commercial Vehicles Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jul 12, 2017 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1536

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

July 12, 2017

(for herself, Mr. Thune, and Mr. Nelson) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

A BILL

To designate a human trafficking prevention coordinator and to expand the scope of activities authorized under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s outreach and education program to include human trafficking prevention activities, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Combating Human Trafficking in Commercial Vehicles Act.

2.

Human trafficking prevention coordinator

The Secretary of Transportation shall designate an official within the Department of Transportation who shall—

(1)

coordinate human trafficking prevention efforts across modal administrations in the Department of Transportation and with other departments and agencies of the Federal Government; and

(2)

in coordinating such efforts, take into account the unique challenges of combating human trafficking within different transportation modes.

3.

Expansion of outreach and education program

Section 31110(c)(1) of title 49, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following: The program authorized under this subsection may support, in addition to funds otherwise available for such purposes, the recognition, prevention, and reporting of human trafficking, while deferring to existing resources, as practicable..

4.

Expansion of commercial driver’s license financial assistance program

Section 31313(a)(3) of title 49, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

in subparagraph (D), by striking or at the end;

(2)

by redesignating subparagraph (E) as subparagraph (F); and

(3)

by inserting after subparagraph (D) the following:

(E)

support, in addition to funds otherwise available for such purposes, the recognition, prevention, and reporting of human trafficking; or

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