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Human Trafficking Mandate

  1. The notice must be posted by the following categories of California businesses:
    1. On-sale general public premises licensees as defined in the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act;
    2. Adult or sexually oriented businesses, as defined in Penal Code section 318.5(a);
    3. Primary airports, as defined in 49 U.S.C. section 47102(16);
    4. Intercity passenger rail or light rail stations;
    5. Bus stations;
    6. Truck stops, which are defined as privately owned and operated facilities providing food, fuel, shower or other sanitary facilities, and lawful overnight truck parking;
    7. Emergency rooms within general acute care hospitals;
    8. Urgent care centers;
    9. Farm labor contractors, as defined in Labor Code section 1682(b);
    10. Privately operated job recruitment centers;
    11. Roadside rest areas; and
    12. Establishments offering massage or bodywork services for compensation.

The notice must be posted in a conspicuous area accessible to the general public, either near the public entrance of the business or in another location where similar notices are customarily posted but in clear view of both employees and the public.  The penalty for violating the human trafficking posting requirement is $500 for a first offense and $1,000 for each subsequent offense.  The law allows enforcement by government agencies, but is silent on private enforcement.

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:  Webinar on How to Combat Human Trafficking, Thursday, February 8

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is presenting a St. Josephine Bakhita Day Webinar, “Become a Shepherd:  Stop Human Trafficking and Exploitation; Protest, Help, Empower, and Restore Dignity.”  It will take place on Thursday, February 8, at 10:00 a.m.  The webinar will assist parishes and dioceses interested in launching anti-trafficking ministries, as well as parishes and dioceses seeking to move from awareness-raising to action.  The U.S.C.C.B. hopes participants will feel less trepidation and greater enthusiasm about prioritizing human trafficking as a vital social justice/respect life issue.  The U.S.C.C.B. also wants to equip participants with a wide variety of practical and replicable ideas for engaging parishioners and local community members in this issue.  Three parishes and one diocese (including St. Joseph Parish in Long Beach) will be featured and participate in this webinar.


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