Senate Bill 20 codifies recommendations from the Texas Human Trafficking Prevention Task Force report issued in December 2018. These recommendations crack down on illicit massage businesses, enhance investigative and prosecutorial tools and protect trafficking victims.

House Bill 1 dedicates $27.8 million for human and child sex trafficking investigative squads, anti-gang squads and regional human trafficking investigative squads at DPS.

House Bill 1 provides $5.5 million for anti human trafficking enforcement unit at TABC.

House Bill 1 funds $3.4 million for the expansion of the Human Trafficking Prevention section at the Office of the Attorney General.

House Bill 1 devotes $1.5 million for the creation of a Human Trafficking Team and to increase inspections of establishments with a high risk for human trafficking at the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

House Bill 1 maintains the levels of funding for border security over the previous biennium.

House Bill 1 dedicates $5 million to Texas Parks and Wildlife for equipment to improve game wardens’ communication statewide, $7.5 million to DPS for Operation Draw Bridge Cameras and 4 analysts for the Transnational Intelligence Center and $1.7 million in grants for border prosecution, border zone fire departments and economic development along the border.

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