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New GBI law kicks in today
Some businesses must post human trafficking notices
Starting today, certain businesses will be required by a new state law to post notices about human trafficking that offer help to possible victims of the crime.Bars, emergency rooms, hotels, farm labor contractors and other businesses will be required to post the notices, which list a hotline number, in bathrooms and other conspicuous places, or face a fine, according to a release issued last week by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.House Bill 141, signed into law in May by Gov. Nathan Deal during the 2013 session of the General Assembly, imposes a fine of up to $5,000 for noncompliance, GBI spokeswoman Sherry Lang said.“The new law requires certain businesses and establishments to post a notice to enable persons who are the subject of human trafficking to obtain help and services,” she stated in the release. The law also requires the GBI to post a model notice on its website.
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