IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
July 12, 2017
Ms. Klobuchar (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
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.
This Act may be cited as the
Combating Human Trafficking in Commercial Vehicles Act.
Human trafficking prevention coordinator
The Secretary of Transportation shall designate an official within the Department of Transportation who shall—
coordinate human trafficking prevention efforts across modal administrations in the Department of Transportation and with other departments and agencies of the Federal Government; and
in coordinating such efforts, take into account the unique challenges of combating human trafficking within different transportation modes.
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..
Expansion of commercial driver’s license financial assistance program
Section 31313(a)(3) of title 49, United States Code, is amended—
in subparagraph (D), by striking
or at the end;
by redesignating subparagraph (E) as subparagraph (F); and
by inserting after subparagraph (D) the following:
support, in addition to funds otherwise available for such purposes, the recognition, prevention, and reporting of human trafficking; or