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Letters of Support Needed for Human Trafficking Cleanup Bill

January 8, 2014
League-supported AB 1147 (Gomez), a cleanup bill to SB 1193 (Steinberg) from last year, was significantly amended Monday to require certain establishments post information on human trafficking.
 
As previously reported by CA Cities Advocate, SB 1193 was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in 2012 and addresses the disturbing upward trend of human trafficking in California. Sen. Pro Tem Steinberg (D-Sacramento) and SB 1193’s co-sponsors crafted the legislation to increase public awareness and provide easier access to vital assistance information to victims often too fearful to come forward.
 
Under AB 1147 provisions, massage establishments using certified massage therapists would no longer be exempt from posting notices containing human trafficking information. Should the bill pass, all massage establishments using certified massage therapists would be required to post such notices. Additionally, the bill may be a possible vehicle for legislative changes to 2008 massage legislation that is due to sunset on Jan. 1, 2015 (SB 731, Oropeza).  
 
AB 1147 is set to be heard by the Assembly Business, Professions and Consumer Protection Committee next Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 10:00 a.m. The League encourages city officials to contact and send letters of support immediately to their representatives and/or the committee members listed below. Determine your respective representatives by entering your address here
 
Assembly Business, Profession and Consumer Protection Committee Roster
 
Assembly Member Capitol Phone Number District Phone Number
Susan Bonilla (chair) (916) 319-2014 (925) 521-1511
Brian Jones (vice chair) (916) 319-2071 (619) 441-2322
Raul Bocanegra (916) 319-2039 (818) 504-3911
Nora Campos (916) 319-2027 (408) 277-1220
Roger Dickinson (916) 319-2007 (916) 324-4676
Susan Talamantes Eggman (916) 319-2013 (209) 465-5058
Rich Gordon (916) 319-2024 (650) 691-2121
Curt Hagman (916) 319-2055 (909) 627-7021
Chris Holden (916) 319-2041 (626) 351-1917
Brian Maienschein (916) 319-2077 (858) 675-0077
Kevin Mullin (916) 319-2022 (650) 349-2200
Nancy Skinner (916) 319-2015 (510) 286-1400
Phillip Ting (916) 319-2019 (415) 557-2312
Scott Wilk (916) 319-2038 (661) 286-1565
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 





A sample support letter is available on the League’s website. Tailor the letter to your city and submit to the CC listed recipients or fax/email your letter to the attention of Meg Desmond at (916) 658-8240. Those with questions or concerns regarding the bill may contact Kirstin Kolpitcke.


 
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