Hawaii Bill Would Need Posting of Human Trafficking Notices in Massage Establishments

Hawaii Senate Bill 193 was lately introduced in the state legislature.  If passed, the bill would demand that all Austin massage therapy establishments in Hawaii post, in a conspicuous place, a notice measuring at least eight ½ by 11 inches which states, “If you or a person you know is becoming forced to engage in any activity and can not leave – regardless of whether it is commercial sex, housework, farm work, or any other similar activity – contact the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 to access aid and services,” along with other details concerning the human trafficking hotline.  The Department of Specialist and Vocational Licensing will make a copy of the poster obtainable on its site to print.

Any Austin massage therapy establishment which fails to post the notice would be subject to a $ one hundred penalty, with an additional $ 100 penalty for each and every day that the violation continues.

We will maintain our Hawaii members apprised of the status of the bill.  If you have any inquiries, please make contact with Nancy Potter, ABMP’s Government Relations Coordinator, at [email protected].

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