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SENATE BILL NO. 197
INTRODUCED BY T. GAUTHIER, D. ANKNEY, B. BEARD, J. GROSS, B. HAMLETT, J. WELBORN
AN ACT ENCOURAGING THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION TO UNDERTAKE EFFORTS TO PREVENT CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
Section 1. Child sex trafficking prevention. The office of public instruction is encouraged to undertake activities to educate Montanans about and prevent child sex trafficking. Activities may include but are not limited to:
(1) reviewing best practices for preventing child sex trafficking;
(2) providing access to educational resources for interested parents, teachers, child-care providers, and other community members on how to prevent child sex trafficking, on the warning signs of child sex trafficking, and on predatory behaviors;
(3) coordinating educational and prevention efforts with law enforcement, the department of public health and human services, and local organizations that work to prevent child sex trafficking; and
(4) supporting school districts in developing:
(a) policies on child sex trafficking awareness, prevention, response, and reporting; and
(b) educational materials and curricula aimed at preventing child sex trafficking.
Section 2. Codification instruction. [Section 1] is intended to be codified as an integral part of Title 20, chapter 7, part 13, and the provisions of Title 20, chapter 7, part 13, apply to [section 1].
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