GLEN ELLYN –State Representative Patti Bellock (R-Hinsdale) will speak at a Human Trafficking Awareness Week event hosted by College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn at 10:00am on Friday, December 2; an event which will also feature providers of support services to victims of human trafficking as well as actual victims themselves.
This spring, Representative Bellock introduced and sponsored legislation (House Bill 2822) which created the Human Trafficking Task Force. The task force is currently conducting a study on the human trafficking problem in Illinois in order to develop a state plan in response to it. The task force findings and recommendations will be submitted in a report due by June 30, 2017. The Human Trafficking Task Force is comprised of twelve members from the General Assembly as well as a representative from the Chicago Regional Human Trafficking Task Force and the Director of State Police.
House Bill 2822 was unanimously approved by the General Assembly this spring and signed into law by the Governor on August 22.