Bill No.
27-17
Concerning:
Human Rights and Civil
Uberties - Human Trafficking Prevention
Committee - Established
Revised: October 2, 2017 Draft No.
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Introduced:
July 25, 2017
Enacted:
October 10, 2017
Executive: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Effective: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Sunset Date: _N""'o=n=e_ _ _ _ __
Ch, _ _
I
Laws of Mont. Co. _ __
COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
Lead Sponsor: Council President at the Request of the County Executive
AN
ACT to:
(1)
. (2)
(3)
(4)
establish the Human Trafficking Prevention Committee;
define the membership of the Committee;
define the duties and responsibilities of the Committee; and
generally amend the laws governing the prevention of human trafficking.
By amending
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 27, Human
Rights
and Civil Liberties
Article VITI, Section 27-62
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Heading or defined term.
Added to existing law by original bill.
Deletedfrom existing law by originalbill.
Added by amendment.
J)eletedfrom existing law or the bill by amendment
Existing law unaffected by bill.
The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:
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Section 27-62 is amended as follows:
Article
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[RESERVED] HUMAN TRAFFICKING PREVENTION
COMMITTEE.
Sec. 27-62. /Reserved.] Human Trafficking Prevention Committee.
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Members.
The Executive must appoint, subject to confirmation
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the
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Council,
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Human Trafficking Prevention Committee. The Committee
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must have 15 voting members and
!!2
to 10
ex-officio
nonvoting
members. Each voting member must, when appointed, reside in the
County.
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Voting members.
The voting members must broadly reflect the
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geographic, economic, and social diversity of the County. Each
voting member should be associated with an organization involved
in addressing some aspect of human trafficking or have
interest in an issue related to human trafficking.
(A)
One voting member should be an employee of the
Montgomery County Public Schools .
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direct .
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One voting member should be an employee of the County
State's Attorney's Office.
One voting member should be a member of the
Montgomery County Judiciary.
One voting member should be an employee of the County
Sheriff's Office.
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One voting meinber should be
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[[memberl] designee of the
County CounciL
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One voting member should be an employee of the County
Police Department
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One voting member should be an employee of the County
Department of Health and Human Services.
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One voting member should be an employee of the County
Office of futergovemmental Relations.
One voting member should be an employee of the County
Department of Correction and Rehabilitation.
One voting member should be
Commission for Women.
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member of the County's
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One voting member should be
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member of the Criminal
Justice Coordinating Commission.
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Two voting members should be from two different
advocacy organizations.
One voting member should be an owner or employee of
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non-profit service provider.
One voting member should be an academic advisor.
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Nonvoting members.
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(A)
The Committee must also include the following ex
officio
nonvoting members:
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(ii)
(iii)
the Council President or the President's designee;
the County Executive or the Executive's designee;
the Director Dfthe Department of Permitting Services
or the Director's designee;
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(iv)
the Director of the Commission on Human Rights or
the Director's designee; and
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the Director of the Office of Community Partnerships
or the Director's designee.
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The Committee may also include the following
ex officio
nonvoting members;
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One Senator or the Senator's designee from the
Montgomery County· Delegation selected
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the
Chair of the County's Senate Delegation;
(ii)
One Delegate or the
Delegate~s
designee from the
Montgomery County Delegation selected
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the
Chair of the County's House Delegation; and
(iii)
the President or the President's designee of an
appropriate health care agency located in the County
that serves victims of human trafficking.
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Term.
Each voting member serves a 3':year term. A voting member
must not serve more than
appointed to fill
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2.
consecutive full terms. A member
vacancy serves the rest of the unexpired tenn.
Members continue in office until their successors are appointed
and qualified.
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Compensation.
Voting and nonvoting members must receive no
compensation for their services.
Removal.
The Executive, with the consent of the Council, may
remove
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member for neglect or inability to perform the duties of
the office, misconduct in office, or
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serious violation of law.
Before the Executive removes
~
member, the Executive must give
the member notice of the reason for removal and·
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reasonable
opportunity to reply.
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Chair and Vice Chair.
The Committee must annually elect one voting
member as chair and another as vice chair,
and
may elect other officers.
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Meetings.
The Committee may meet at the call of the chair as often as
required to perform its duties, but at least six times each year. The
Committee must also meet if
§:
majority of the voting members submit
§:
written request for
§:
meeting to the chair at least
1
days before the
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proposed meeting. A majority of the voting members are
§:
quorum for
the transaction of business, and
§:
majority of voting members present at
any meeting with
§:
quorum may take an action.
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Staff.
The Commission for Women must provide the Committee with
staff, offices, and supplies as are appropriate for it.
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Duties.
The Committee must:
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adopt rules and procedures as necessary to perform its functions;
keep
§:
record of its activities and minutes of all meetings, which
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must be kept on file and open to the public during business hours
upon request;
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ill
develop and distribute information about human trafficking in the
County;
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promote educational activities that increase the understanding of
human trafficking in the County;
develop and recommend interagency coordinated strategies for
reducing human trafficking in the County;
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98
99
100
101
102
103
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advise the Council, the Executive, County agencies, and State
elected officials about human trafficking in the County, and
recommend policies, programs, legislation, or regulations
necessary to reduce human trafficking;
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submit an annual report
Qy
October 1 of each year to the Executive
and Council on the activities of the Committee, including the
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source and amount of any contributions received to support the
activities of the Committee; and
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establish three subcommittees: the Legislative Subcommittee; the
Victim Services Subcommittee; and the Education and Outreach
Subcommittee.
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[[Contributions.
Notwithstanding the Ethics restrictions in Chapter I9A,
the Committee may solicit and accept contributions from public and
private sources to support the activities of the Committee. Committee
staff must not solicit or accept contributions for the Committee, but may
be assigned administrative tasks related to Committee fundraising.
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Advocacy.
The Committee must not engage in any advocacy activity at
the State or federal levels unless that activity is approved
Qy
the Office of
Intergovernmental Relations.
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Sec 2. Transition - Staggered Terms.
The individual terms of the voting members must be staggered. Of the voting
members first appointed, five must be appointed for a I-year term, five must be
appointed for a 2-year term, and five must be appointed for a 3-year term.
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No. 27-17
Approved:
RogerB
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Approved:
Isiah Leggett, County Executive
Date
This is a correct copy o/Council action.
Linda M. Lauer, Clerk of the Council
Date
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Bill No.
27-17
Concerning:
Human Rights and Civil
Uberties - Human Trafficking Prevention
Committee - Established
Revised: October 2, 2017 Draft No.
~
Introduced:
July 25, 2017
Enacted:
October 10, 2017
Executive: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Effective: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Sunset Date: _N""'o=n=e_ _ _ _ __
Ch, _ _
I
Laws of Mont. Co. _ __
COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
Lead Sponsor: Council President at the Request of the County Executive
AN
ACT to:
(1)
. (2)
(3)
(4)
establish the Human Trafficking Prevention Committee;
define the membership of the Committee;
define the duties and responsibilities of the Committee; and
generally amend the laws governing the prevention of human trafficking.
By amending
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 27, Human
Rights
and Civil Liberties
Article VITI, Section 27-62
Boldface
Underlining
[Single boldface brackets]
Double underlining
[[Double boldface brackets]]
* * *
Heading or defined term.
Added to existing law by original bill.
Deletedfrom existing law by originalbill.
Added by amendment.
J)eletedfrom existing law or the bill by amendment
Existing law unaffected by bill.
The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:
 PDF to HTML - Convert PDF files to HTML files
BILL
No.
27-17
1
Sec
1.
Section 27-62 is amended as follows:
Article
vm
[RESERVED] HUMAN TRAFFICKING PREVENTION
COMMITTEE.
Sec. 27-62. /Reserved.] Human Trafficking Prevention Committee.
2
.3
4
5
ill
Members.
The Executive must appoint, subject to confirmation
Qy
the
6
Council,
§:
Human Trafficking Prevention Committee. The Committee
7
8
must have 15 voting members and
!!2
to 10
ex-officio
nonvoting
members. Each voting member must, when appointed, reside in the
County.
9
10
ill
Voting members.
The voting members must broadly reflect the
11
geographic, economic, and social diversity of the County. Each
voting member should be associated with an organization involved
in addressing some aspect of human trafficking or have
interest in an issue related to human trafficking.
(A)
One voting member should be an employee of the
Montgomery County Public Schools .
§:
12
13
14
direct .
15
16
17
18
19
.cID
.cg
@
One voting member should be an employee of the County
State's Attorney's Office.
One voting member should be a member of the
Montgomery County Judiciary.
One voting member should be an employee of the County
Sheriff's Office.
20
21
22
23
. 24
25
@
One voting meinber should be
§:
[[memberl] designee of the
County CounciL
fr}
One voting member should be an employee of the County
Police Department
?6
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BILL
No. 27-17
1.7
28
(G)
One voting member should be an employee of the County
Department of Health and Human Services.
29
30
31
32
33
34
.an
ill
Q)
One voting member should be an employee of the County
Office of futergovemmental Relations.
One voting member should be an employee of the County
Department of Correction and Rehabilitation.
One voting member should be
Commission for Women.
~
member of the County's
35
36
.CKl
One voting member should be
~
member of the Criminal
Justice Coordinating Commission.
37
38
39
.aJ
.cM2
.eli}
Two voting members should be from two different
advocacy organizations.
One voting member should be an owner or employee of
~
non-profit service provider.
One voting member should be an academic advisor.
40
41
42
ill
Nonvoting members.
43
44
45
46
(A)
The Committee must also include the following ex
officio
nonvoting members:
ill
(ii)
(iii)
the Council President or the President's designee;
the County Executive or the Executive's designee;
the Director Dfthe Department of Permitting Services
or the Director's designee;
47
48
49
(iv)
the Director of the Commission on Human Rights or
the Director's designee; and
50
51
(y}
the Director of the Office of Community Partnerships
or the Director's designee.
52
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No.
27-17
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63
64
<)5
66
67
68
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70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
(ill
The Committee may also include the following
ex officio
nonvoting members;
ill
One Senator or the Senator's designee from the
Montgomery County· Delegation selected
Qy
the
Chair of the County's Senate Delegation;
(ii)
One Delegate or the
Delegate~s
designee from the
Montgomery County Delegation selected
Qy
the
Chair of the County's House Delegation; and
(iii)
the President or the President's designee of an
appropriate health care agency located in the County
that serves victims of human trafficking.
ill
Term.
Each voting member serves a 3':year term. A voting member
must not serve more than
appointed to fill
~
2.
consecutive full terms. A member
vacancy serves the rest of the unexpired tenn.
Members continue in office until their successors are appointed
and qualified.
ill
ill
Compensation.
Voting and nonvoting members must receive no
compensation for their services.
Removal.
The Executive, with the consent of the Council, may
remove
~
member for neglect or inability to perform the duties of
the office, misconduct in office, or
~
serious violation of law.
Before the Executive removes
~
member, the Executive must give
the member notice of the reason for removal and·
~
reasonable
opportunity to reply.
®
Chair and Vice Chair.
The Committee must annually elect one voting
member as chair and another as vice chair,
and
may elect other officers.
-4-
 PDF to HTML - Convert PDF files to HTML files
BILL
No.
27-17
,9
80
81
82
~
Meetings.
The Committee may meet at the call of the chair as often as
required to perform its duties, but at least six times each year. The
Committee must also meet if
§:
majority of the voting members submit
§:
written request for
§:
meeting to the chair at least
1
days before the
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
proposed meeting. A majority of the voting members are
§:
quorum for
the transaction of business, and
§:
majority of voting members present at
any meeting with
§:
quorum may take an action.
@
Staff.
The Commission for Women must provide the Committee with
staff, offices, and supplies as are appropriate for it.
®
Duties.
The Committee must:
ill
ill
adopt rules and procedures as necessary to perform its functions;
keep
§:
record of its activities and minutes of all meetings, which
') 1
must be kept on file and open to the public during business hours
upon request;
92
93
94
95
ill
develop and distribute information about human trafficking in the
County;
®
ill
promote educational activities that increase the understanding of
human trafficking in the County;
develop and recommend interagency coordinated strategies for
reducing human trafficking in the County;
96
97
98
99
100
101
102
103
)4
®
advise the Council, the Executive, County agencies, and State
elected officials about human trafficking in the County, and
recommend policies, programs, legislation, or regulations
necessary to reduce human trafficking;
ill
submit an annual report
Qy
October 1 of each year to the Executive
and Council on the activities of the Committee, including the
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BILL
No. 27-17
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106
107
108
109
110
111
112
source and amount of any contributions received to support the
activities of the Committee; and
ill
establish three subcommittees: the Legislative Subcommittee; the
Victim Services Subcommittee; and the Education and Outreach
Subcommittee.
ill
[[Contributions.
Notwithstanding the Ethics restrictions in Chapter I9A,
the Committee may solicit and accept contributions from public and
private sources to support the activities of the Committee. Committee
staff must not solicit or accept contributions for the Committee, but may
be assigned administrative tasks related to Committee fundraising.
113
114
115
116
<
(g}]]
Advocacy.
The Committee must not engage in any advocacy activity at
the State or federal levels unless that activity is approved
Qy
the Office of
Intergovernmental Relations.
17
118
119
120
121
Sec 2. Transition - Staggered Terms.
The individual terms of the voting members must be staggered. Of the voting
members first appointed, five must be appointed for a I-year term, five must be
appointed for a 2-year term, and five must be appointed for a 3-year term.
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j
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BILL
No. 27-17
Approved:
RogerB
r
Approved:
Isiah Leggett, County Executive
Date
This is a correct copy o/Council action.
Linda M. Lauer, Clerk of the Council
Date
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