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Public Law No: 115-125 (02/14/2018)

 
[115th Congress Public Law 125]
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Public Law 115-125
115th Congress

                                 An Act


 
 To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Secretary of 
Homeland Security to issue Department of Homeland Security-wide guidance 
  and develop training programs as part of the Department of Homeland 
    Security Blue Campaign, and for other purposes. <<NOTE: Feb. 14, 
                         2018 -  [H.R. 4708]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Department of 
Homeland Security Blue Campaign Authorization Act.>> 
SECTION 1. <<NOTE: 6 USC 101 note.>>  SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Department of Homeland Security Blue 
Campaign Authorization Act''.
SEC. 2. ENHANCED DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY COORDINATION 
                    THROUGH THE BLUE CAMPAIGN.

    (a) In General.--Subtitle C of title IV of the Homeland Security Act 
of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 231 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the 
following new section:
``SEC. 434. <<NOTE: 6 USC 242.>>  DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY 
                        BLUE CAMPAIGN.

    ``(a) Definition.--In this section, the term `human trafficking' 
means an act or practice described in paragraph (9) or (10) of section 
103 of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (22 U.S.C. 7102).
    ``(b) Establishment.--There is established within the Department a 
program, which shall be known as the `Blue Campaign'. The Blue Campaign 
shall be headed by a Director, who shall be appointed by the Secretary.
    ``(c) Purpose.--The purpose of the Blue Campaign shall be to unify 
and coordinate Department efforts to address human trafficking.
    ``(d) Responsibilities.--The Secretary, working through the 
Director, shall, in accordance with subsection (e)--
            ``(1) issue Department-wide guidance to appropriate 
        Department personnel;
            ``(2) develop training programs for such personnel;
            ``(3) coordinate departmental efforts, including training 
        for such personnel; and
            ``(4) provide guidance and training on trauma-informed 
        practices to ensure that human trafficking victims are afforded 
        prompt access to victim support service providers, in addition 
        to the assistance required under section 107 of the Trafficking 
        Victims Protection Act of 2000 (22 U.S.C. 7105), to address 
        their immediate and long-term needs.

    ``(e) Guidance and Training.--The Blue Campaign shall provide 
guidance and training to Department personnel and other

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Federal, State, tribal, and law enforcement personnel, as appropriate, 
regarding--
            ``(1) programs to help identify instances of human 
        trafficking;
            ``(2) the types of information that should be collected and 
        recorded in information technology systems utilized by the 
        Department to help identify individuals suspected or convicted 
        of human trafficking;
            ``(3) systematic and routine information sharing within the 
        Department and among Federal, State, tribal, and local law 
        enforcement agencies regarding--
                    ``(A) individuals suspected or convicted of human 
                trafficking; and
                    ``(B) patterns and practices of human trafficking;
            ``(4) techniques to identify suspected victims of 
        trafficking along the United States border and at airport 
        security checkpoints;
            ``(5) methods to be used by the Transportation Security 
        Administration and personnel from other appropriate agencies 
        to--
                    ``(A) train employees of the Transportation Security 
                Administration to identify suspected victims of 
                trafficking; and
                    ``(B) serve as a liaison and resource regarding 
                human trafficking prevention to appropriate State, 
                local, and private sector aviation workers and the 
                traveling public;
            ``(6) utilizing resources, such as indicator cards, fact 
        sheets, pamphlets, posters, brochures, and radio and television 
        campaigns to--
                    ``(A) educate partners and stakeholders; and
                    ``(B) increase public awareness of human 
                trafficking;
            ``(7) leveraging partnerships with State and local 
        governmental, nongovernmental, and private sector organizations 
        to raise public awareness of human trafficking; and
            ``(8) any other activities the Secretary determines 
        necessary to carry out the Blue Campaign.''.

    (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of contents in section 1(b) of 
the Homeland Security Act of 2002 is amended by inserting after the item 
relating to section 433 the following new item:

``Sec. 434. Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign.''.

SEC. 3. <<NOTE: Deadline. 6 USC 242 note.>>  INFORMATION 
                    TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS.

    Not later than one year after the date of the enactment of this Act, 
the Secretary of Homeland Security shall ensure, in accordance with the 
Department of Homeland Security-wide guidance required under section 
434(d) of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, as added by section 2 of 
this Act, the integration of information technology systems utilized 
within the Department to record and track information regarding 
individuals suspected or convicted of human trafficking (as such term is 
defined in such section).
SEC. 4. REPORT.

    Not later than 18 months after the date of the enactment of this 
Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall submit to the Committee on 
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate and the 
Committee on Homeland Security of the House of Representatives a report 
that--

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            (1) describes the status and effectiveness of the Department 
        of Homeland Security Blue Campaign under section 434 of the 
        Homeland Security Act of 2002, as added by section 2 of this 
        Act; and
            (2) <<NOTE: Recommenda- tion.>>  provides a recommendation 
        regarding the appropriate office within the Department of 
        Homeland Security for the Blue Campaign.
SEC. 5. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    There is authorized to be appropriated $819,000 to carry out section 
434 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, as added by section 2.

    Approved February 14, 2018.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 4708:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 164 (2018):
            Jan. 11, considered and passed House.
            Jan. 30, considered and passed Senate.

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