Human Trafficking Notice

O.C.G.A. 16-5-47

Click here to download the Human Trafficking Notice.

Are you or someone you know being sold for sex or made/forced to work for little or no pay and cannot leave?Call the National Human Trafficing Resource Center at 1-888-373-7888 for help.

All victims of slavery and human trafficking have rights and are protected by international, federal, and state law.

The hotline is:

(1) Anonymous and confidential;

(2) Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week;

(3) Able to profide help, referral to services, training, and general information;

(4) Accessible in 170 languages;

(5) Operated by a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization; and

(6) Toll free.

?Usted o alguien que usted conoce está siendo vendido para sexo o forzado a trabajar por poco o ningún salario y no lo puede dejar?Llame al Centro de Recursos Nacionales de Trafico Humano al 1-888-373-7888 para obtener ayuda.

Todas las victimas de esclavitud y tráfico humano tienen derechos y estan protegidos por las leyes internacionales, federales y estatales.

La linea telefonica es:

(1) Anonimo y confidencial;

(2) Disponible las 24 horas al dia, siete dias a la semana;

(3) Capaz de proveer ayuda, referencias a servicios, entrenamiento e informacion general;

(4) Accesible en 170 idiomas;

(5) Operado por una organizacion no gubernamental sin fines de lucro, y;

(6) Libre de cargo.

House Bill 141(Kidnapping; certain businesses and establishments post a model notice to enable persons who are the subject of human trafficking to obtain help and services) was passed during the 2013 session of the General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Nathan Deal on May 6, 2013 as O.C.G.A. 16-5-47. The new law requires certain businesses and establishments to post a notice to enable persons who are the subject of human trafficking to obtain help and services. The law also directs the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to post a model notice on its website. A link to the model notice is provided below. The businesses and establishments specified in the law are required to have the notice posted in a specified location by September 15, 2013. If a business or establishment fails to comply with the law, law enforcement can take action which, upon subsequent offenses, could result in the business or establishment owner being fined up to $5,000.

Below are links to House Bill 141 and the Human Trafficking Notice provided by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

House Bill 141 - http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/20132014/135844.pdf

Human Trafficking Notice - http://gbi.georgia.gov/sites/gbi.georgia.gov/files/related_files/document/human%20trafficking%20post.pdf