Bill Summary for S 548 (2017-2018)

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Jun 29 2017

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View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
Senate Bill 548 (Public) Filed Thursday, March 30, 2017
AN ACT STRENGTHENING HUMAN TRAFFICKING LAWS, AUTHORIZING THE NORTH CAROLINA BOARD OF MASSAGE AND BODYWORK THERAPY TO REGULATE MASSAGE AND BODYWORK THERAPY ESTABLISHMENTS, REQUIRING MASSAGE AND BODYWORK THERAPISTS TO OBTAIN A STATEWIDE PRIVILEGE LICENSE, AND AUTHORIZING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO STUDY WAYS TO IDENTIFY AND PROTECT VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING.
Intro. by Randleman, Daniel, Brock.

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House amendment #1 makes the following changes to the 4th edition. 

Amends the proposed changes to GS 14-43.11 (Human trafficking), making a violation of the statute a Class B2 felony if the victim of the offense is a minor (previously, B1 felony).

Enacts GS 90-632.19, authorizing the NC Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy to require that a massage and bodywork therapy establishment prominently display on the premises in a place that is clearly conspicuous and visible to employees and the public, an awareness sign created and provided by the NC Human Trafficking Commission that contains the National Human Trafficking Resource hotline information.

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