Senate Bill 1312
115th Congress(2017-2018)
Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2017
Became Law
Became Law
Became Public Law 115-393 on Dec 21, 2018
Jun 7, 2017
Latest Action
Dec 21, 2018
Origin Chamber
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Bill Number
Policy Area
Crime and Law Enforcement
Crime and Law Enforcement
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Sponsorship by Party
September 11, 2017
Unanimous Consent
Unanimous Consent
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Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.(text: CR S5184-5189)

Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2017

This bill expands the Department of Justice's (DOJ's) authority to issue public safety and community policing grants to include funds for training of school resource officers in the prevention of human trafficking offenses.

DOJ may bring a civil action in a federal court to enjoin persons from violating federal laws pertaining to the trafficking of persons and the sexual exploitation of children.

The bill amends the purposes for which the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children may spend funds from grants issued by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Protection.

The bill formally establishes in Immigration and Customs Enforcement the Office of Victim Assistance and delineates the functions of that office.

DOJ's Office of Victims of Crimes may use not more than 1% of the amount to be distributed from the Crime Victims Fund to provide and improve direct assistance services for crime victims.

DOJ, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Labor shall periodically implement improvements to the training programs on human trafficking for their employees.

DOJ shall ensure that each human trafficking program operated by DOJ includes training on screening all adults and children suspected of engaging in commercial sex acts to determine whether individuals are victims of human trafficking.

DOJ shall issue a screening protocol for use during all anti-trafficking law enforcement operations in which DOJ is involved.

Text (6)
September 28, 2018
September 12, 2017
September 11, 2017
August 1, 2017
Amendments (2)
Sep 28, 2018
Agreed to in House
House Amendment 976
Amendment to strike all after the enacting clause and insert a complete new text.
Agreed To
Sep 11, 2017
Agreed to in Senate
Senate Amendment 937
To improve the bill.
Agreed To
Public Record
Jun 8, 2017 12:26:36 AM
Feb 1, 2021 10:22:01 PM