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Laws of Hawaii

Hawaii H.B. 1068: Relating to Human Trafficking

Enacted July 9, 2013; Effective Date January 1. 2014

Requires certain employers to display a poster that provides specified information relating to human trafficking and the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline; establishes penalties for violations of the poster requirement.

Laws of Hawaii

Hawaii S.B. 192: Relating to Prostitution

Enacted, Effective Date: July 1, 2013

(1) Makes solicitation of a minor for prostitution a crime; (2) Increases statute of limitations for coercion into prostitution; (3) Clarifies minimum/maximum fines for prostitution offenses; (4) Adds offenses of solicitation of a minor for prostitution, habitual solicitation of prostitution, and solicitation of prostitution near schools and public parks under forfeiture laws; (5) Amends definition of “sexual offense” under sexual offender registry laws to include solicitation of a minor under age 18 for prostitution; (6) Requires sexual offender registration for conviction of solicitation of a minor for prostitution.

Journal of Applied Research on Children: Informing Policy for Children at Risk, Vol. 2:1, Article 8

Health Care Providers’ Training Needs Related to Human Trafficking: Maximizing the Opportunity to Effectively Screen and Intervene

R. Isaac, J. Solak, A. Giardino — March 15, 2011

Discussing: (1) Prevalence in the U.S. and internationally; (2) Definitions related to human trafficking; (3) U.S. laws; (4) Domestic vs. international victims: A continuing challenge; (5) Health risks; (6) Health care response; (7) Community Needs Assessment: National; (8) Health care setting: Identifying and interacting with trafficking victims; (9) Response and treatment; (10) Training approach for health care providers; (11) Developed Intervention Program.

U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on the Judiciary, 111th Congress

Hearing on Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking, before the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, 111th Congress

September 15, 2010

The Committee heard testimony pertaining to domestic minor sex trafficking and the importance of H.R. 5575 (Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Deterrence and Victim Support Act of 2010). The record of this hearing includes, among others: (1) National Report on Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking: America’s Prostituted Children, prepared by Shared Hope International (May 2009); (2) Prepared Statement of Linda Smith (U.S. Congress 1994-1998, Founder/President of Shared Hope International) discussing “Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking: The Prostitution of America’s Children”; (3) Prepared Statement of Ernie Allen (President/CEO National Center for Missing and Exploited Children) discussing “Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking”; (4) Memorandum prepared by the Congressional Research Service discussing “Sex Trafficking of Minors in the U.S.”

Free the Slaves and Human Rights Center, University California, Berkeley

Hidden Slaves: Forced Labor in the United States

September 2004

Discusses: (1) What is Forced Labor? (2) Identifying Victims; (3) The Number, Geographical Distribution, Origins, of Victims; (4) Victims’ Economic and Demographic Sectors (Prostitution/Sex Services, Domestic Service, Agriculture, Sweatshops); (5) U.S. Legal Response to Forced Labor (Domestic Legislation, U.S. Relation to International Trends); (6) Implementation/Enforcement of U.S. Laws; (7) Health and Medical Consequences of Forced Labor; (8) Social and Legal Services; (9) Recommendations.