HB 3407

83(R) - 2013
Human Trafficking

Vote Recommendation

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Debbie Riddle

Bill Caption

Relating to the assessment of juveniles who are victims of sex trafficking.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal impact is anticipated on the State or local governments.

Bill Analysis

Summary: HB 3407 requires the Texas Juvenile Justice Department to develop best practices for identifying victims of sex trafficking and to share that information with local juvenile probation departments.

Analysis: Identifying victims of sex trafficking helps government entities more effectively pursue justice and get victims the help that they need. By developing and sharing best practices, identification and assistance become more probable. This is a legitimate function of the Texas Juvenile Justice Department and we encourage legislators to support HB 3407.