Support for Survivors Trafficking Act has been scheduled for committee hearing on Wednesday, March 6th at 1:30 p.m. at the State Capitol in room #1510 in front of the Health and Human Services Committee. Currently this is the second of two bills to be heard if you are interested in testifying in person.
The bill will provide funding for services for victims of trafficking (currently no state funding exists) as well as funding for costs associated with law enforcement investigations and prosecutions. The bill also creates an Advisory Board and Office of Support for Trafficking Survivors to coordinate and implement a state plan. See the attached fact sheet for more information on the bill.
Written testimony – If you would like to submit a written position letter to be included in the official hearing record, the letter must be received by the office of the Health and Human Services chairon Tuesday, March 5th by 5:00pm. Email your letter, as an attachment, to Health and Human Services Chairperson Sara Howard (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Health and Human Services Committee Clerk, Sherrie Shaffer (email@example.com). Additionally, the letter must include your name and address, state a position of for, against, or neutral and include a request for the letter to be included as part of the public hearing record.
If you would like to reach out to the HHS Committee members directly:
- Sen. Sara Howard, Chairperson – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sen. John Arch – email@example.com
- Sen. Machaela Cavanaugh – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sen. Ben Hansen – email@example.com
- Sen. Dave Murman – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sen. Lynne Walz – email@example.com
- Sen. Matt Williams – firstname.lastname@example.org
To read a summation of the bill, click here.