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299A.7957 TOLL-FREE HOTLINE FOR TRAFFICKING VICTIMS.

(a) As used in this section, "trafficking victim" has the meaning given in section 299A.78, subdivision 1.

(b) The commissioner of public safety shall contract with a nonprofit organization that provides legal services to domestic and international trafficking victims to maintain a toll-free telephone hotline for trafficking victims. The hotline must be in place by January 1, 2007, and must be operated 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The hotline must offer language interpreters for languages commonly spoken in Minnesota, including, but not limited to, Spanish, Vietnamese, Hmong, and Somali. At a minimum, the hotline must screen trafficking victims, both domestic and international, and provide appropriate referrals to attorneys and victims' services organizations.

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