Introduced by Sen. Rebekah Warren (D) on October 3, 2013, to require child placement agencies to give special consideration to information that a child may be the victim of human trafficking crimes, and on that basis find that the usual reunification, adoption, or other foster care services may not be suitable. Instead, the child would have to be placed in a setting that provided mental health, counseling, or other specialized services appropriate for a human trafficking victim.
Referred to the Senate Families, Seniors & Human Services Committee on October 3, 2013.
Reported in the Senate on February 11, 2014, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on March 25, 2014. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 25, 2014.