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SF 3367

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/23/2018 03:03pm

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A bill for an act
relating to public safety; requiring employees of lodging facilities to be trained to
recognize sex trafficking;proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 327.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

[327.135] SEX TRAFFICKING PREVENTION TRAINING.

Subdivision 1.

Prevention training required.

Every person operating within this state
a lodging house, hotel or motel, or resort furnishing sleeping or overnight stopping
accommodations for transient guests shall ensure that each employee within 90 days of the
time of hire receives training on the recognition of potential victims of sex trafficking and
activities commonly associated with sex trafficking. The operators shall conduct ongoing
awareness campaigns for employees on the activities commonly associated with sex
trafficking. The operator of each lodging house, hotel or motel, or resort furnishing sleeping
or overnight stopping accommodations for transient guests shall annually certify in each
employee's personnel file that each employee has received the required training. "Sex
trafficking" has the meaning given in section 609.321, subdivision 7a.

Subd. 2.

Violation.

A violation of this section is subject to a civil penalty not to exceed
$1,000 for each violation.

EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION.

Subdivision 1 is effective August 1, 2018, and
the initial annual certification required by this subdivision must be made on or before July
1, 2019.

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