Bill Text For HB2396 - Committee Substitute

 1|                          STATE OF OKLAHOMA                            |
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 2|             1st Session of the 58th Legislature (2021)                |
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 3|COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE                                                   |
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 4|HOUSE BILL 2396                      By: Russ, Randleman, Conley and   |
  |                                         Luttrell of the House         |
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  |                                         Stanley of the Senate         |
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 9|                        COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE                           |
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10|       An Act relating to higher education; allowing certain           |
  |       nonprofit organizations to present sex trafficking              |
11|       and exploitation prevention and education programs at           |
  |       institutions of higher education; directing                     |
12|       institutions of higher education to provide freshman            |
  |       students certain opportunities to attend sex                    |
13|       trafficking and exploitation prevention and education           |
  |       programs; providing topics to be included in                    |
14|       programs; providing program materials to students,              |
  |       parents and legal guardians at no cost; requiring               |
15|       program provider to incur costs of implementing                 |
  |       prevention and education programs and program                   |
16|       materials; providing for codification; and providing            |
  |       an effective date.                                              |
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19|BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA:                  |
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20|    SECTION 1.     NEW LAW     A new section of law to be codified     |
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21|in the Oklahoma Statutes as Section 3250 of Title 70, unless there     |
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22|is created a duplication in numbering, reads as follows:               |
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23|    A.  Upon the effective date of this act, the Oklahoma State        |
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24|Regents for Higher Education shall allow, if offered by nonprofit      |
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 1|organizations that specialize in outreach and education programs on    |
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 2|sex trafficking and exploitation, a series of in-depth prevention      |
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 3|and education programs regarding sex trafficking and exploitation to   |
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 4|all freshman students enrolled at institutions of higher education     |
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 5|within The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education.                  |
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 6|    B.  Institutions of higher education shall provide all freshman    |
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 7|students the opportunity to attend one of three on-campus, voluntary   |
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 8|sex trafficking and exploitation prevention and education programs     |
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 9|at any time including during freshman orientation activities, if       |
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10|offered by nonprofit organizations that specialize in outreach and     |
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11|education programs on sex trafficking and exploitation.  The sex       |
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12|trafficking and exploitation prevention and education programs shall   |
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13|specifically provide students the following:                           |
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14|    1.  Definitions and nature of sex trafficking and exploitation;    |
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15|    2.  Current laws of sex trafficking and exploitation in            |
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16|Oklahoma;                                                              |
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17|    3.  Facts and statistics of sex trafficking and exploitation in    |
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18|Oklahoma and throughout the United States;                             |
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19|    4.  How sex traffickers profile victims;                           |
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20|    5.  The role of online computer activity;                          |
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21|    6.  How demand is created and the industries that influence sex    |
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22|trafficking and exploitation;                                          |
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23|    7.  How to identify a potential victim and what to do when a       |
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24|person identifies a victim;                                            |
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 1|    8.  Understanding force, fraud and coercion;                       |
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 2|    9.  Understanding how traffickers groom a victim;                  |
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 3|    10.  The differences between prostitution, sex trafficking and     |
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 4|exploitation;                                                          |
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 5|    11.  The role that pornography plays in sex trafficking and        |
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 6|exploitation;                                                          |
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 7|    12.  Understanding the complexities of abuse, indoctrination and   |
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 8|manipulation;                                                          |
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 9|    13.  Understanding the physiological makeup of a sex trafficking   |
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10|victim;                                                                |
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11|    14.  Rescuing victims of sex trafficking and exploitation; and     |
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12|    15.  How to engage in the fight against sex trafficking and        |
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13|exploitation.                                                          |
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14|    C.  Program materials related to sex trafficking and               |
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15|exploitation prevention and education programs shall be provided at    |
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16|no cost to participating students and their parents and legal          |
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17|guardians.  The program provider shall be solely responsible for       |
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18|incurring all costs associated with implementing prevention and        |
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19|education programs and related program materials.                      |
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20|    SECTION 2.  This act shall become effective November 1, 2021.      |
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22|    58-1-2074      EB        4/8/2021 12:31:23 PM                      |
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