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HB22-1300

Local Enforcement To Prevent Human Trafficking

Concerning local enforcement against human trafficking by allowing the adoption of local ordinances to prevent human trafficking-related offenses in illicit businesses represented as massage businesses.
Session:
2022 Regular Session
Subjects:
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Local Government
Bill Summary

The act allows a board of county commissioners (board) to adopt a local resolution or ordinance to establish business licensure requirements to regulate massage facilities for the sole purpose of deterring illicit massage businesses and preventing human trafficking. If a board adopts a resolution or ordinance to establish business licensure requirements, the board may only include the business licensure requirements outlined in the act. The act allows the board to charge an administrative licensure fee for a massage facility.

The act allows a board to adopt a resolution or ordinance to regulate and prohibit activities to prevent the operation of illicit massage businesses that engage in human trafficking-related offenses.

If a municipality adopts a resolution or ordinance to license a massage facility or prohibit activities to prevent the operation of illicit massage businesses that engage in human trafficking-related offenses, the act requires municipal police departments to conduct background checks on the applicant's or licensee's criminal history and provide the municipality information to determine whether the applicant or licensee is approved or denied for a license based on the criminal history record information.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

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