Introduced in House Passed House Introduced in Senate Passed Senate Became Law
01/07/2020        

Human trafficking; assessments by local departments.

Changes the name of sex trafficking assessments to human trafficking assessments and allows local departments of social services conducting such human trafficking assessments to interview the alleged child victim or his siblings without the consent and outside the presence of such child's or siblings' parent, guardian, legal custodian, or other person standing in loco parentis, or school personnel. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia State Crime Commission.

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01/07/2020 Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20105034D Open

            

2020 SESSION

    20105034D
    SENATE BILL NO. 706
    Offered January 8, 2020
    Prefiled January 7, 2020
    A BILL to amend and reenact � 63.2-1506.1 of the Code of Virginia, relating to human trafficking assessments by local departments.
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    Patrons-- Obenshain; Delegate: LaRock
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    Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
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    Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

    1. That � 63.2-1506.1 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

    63.2-1506.1. Human trafficking assessments by local departments.

    A. If a report or complaint is based upon information and allegations that a child is a victim of sex trafficking or severe forms of trafficking as defined in the federal Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (22 U.S.C. � 7102 et seq.) and in the federal Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015 (P.L. 114-22), the local department shall conduct a sex human trafficking assessment, unless at any time during the sex human trafficking assessment the local department determines that an investigation or family assessment is required pursuant to � 63.2-1505 or 63.2-1506.

    B. A sex human trafficking assessment requires the collection of information necessary to determine:

    1. The immediate safety needs of the child;

    2. The protective and rehabilitative services needs of the child and the childs family that will deter abuse and neglect; and

    3. Risk of future harm to the child.

    C. When a local department responds to the report or complaint by conducting a sex human trafficking assessment, the local department may:

    1. Consult with the family to arrange for necessary protective and rehabilitative services to be provided to the child and the childs family;

    2. Petition the court for services deemed necessary; or

    3. Commence an immediate investigation or family assessment, if at any time during the sex human trafficking assessment the local department determines that an investigation or family assessment is required pursuant to � 63.2-1505 or 63.2-1506.

    D. In the event that the parents or guardians of the child reside in a jurisdiction other than that in which the report or complaint was received, the local department that received the report or complaint and the local department where the child resides with his parents or guardians shall work jointly to complete the sex human trafficking assessment.

    E. Reports or complaints for which a sex human trafficking assessment is completed shall not be entered into the central registry contained in � 63.2-1515.

    F. The local department or departments shall notify the Child Protective Services Unit within the Department in writing whenever such a sex human trafficking assessment is conducted.

    G. When conducting a human trafficking assessment pursuant to this section, the local department may interview the alleged child victim or his siblings without the consent and outside the presence of such childs or siblings parent, guardian, legal custodian, or other person standing in loco parentis, or school personnel.

    Picture Name From Date Type
    Mark D. Obenshain R-Richmond Sponsor
    Date Branch Action
    01/31/2020 Senate Senate: Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (15-Y 0-N)
    01/07/2020 Senate Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20105034D
    01/07/2020 Senate Senate: Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
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    Changes the name of sex trafficking assessments to human trafficking assessments and allows local departments of social services conducting such human trafficking assessments to interview the alleged child victim or his siblings without the consent and outside the presence of such child's or siblings' parent, guardian, legal custodian, or other person standing in loco parentis, or school personnel. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia State Crime Commission.
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    Crime


    Virginia
    1 of the Code of Virginia, relating to human trafficking assessments by local departments

    Human trafficking
    Human trafficking assessments by local departments


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