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senate Bill S. 1536

Combating Human Trafficking in Commercial Vehicles Act

Bill Details

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Title

Combating Human Trafficking in Commercial Vehicles Act

Official Title

A bill 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.

Summary

Combating Human Trafficking in Commercial Vehicles Act (Sec. 2) This bill directs the Department of Transportation (DOT) to designate an official to: (1) coordinate human trafficking prevention efforts across DOT modal administrations and with other federal agencies, and (2) take into account the unique challenges of combating human trafficking within different transportation modes. (Sec. 3) The bill expands the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's outreach and education program and DOT's commercial driver's license financial assistance program to include activities for the recognition, prevention, and reporting of human trafficking. (Sec. 5) DOT shall establish an advisory committee on human trafficking. The committee shall: (1) make recommendations on actions DOT can take to help combat human trafficking, and (2) develop recommended best practices for states and state and local transportation stakeholders in combating human trafficking.

bill Progress


  • EnactedJanuary 3rd, 2018
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The house Passed December 19th, 2017
    Roll Call Vote 417 Yea / 1 Nay
      house Committees
      Highways and Transit
      Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
  • The senate Passed September 14th, 2017
    Passed by Voice Vote
      senate Committees
      Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
    IntroducedJuly 12th, 2017

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