SB1193 requires specified businesses and other establishments, as of April 1, 2013, to post a notice informing the public and victims of human trafficking of telephone hotline numbers to seek help or report unlawful activity. There are specific posting mandates, language requirements, and penalties for failure to post. The mandated posting provides victims of human trafficking with essential information on where to obtain assistance. The posting also provides critical information to the public on how to report suspected human trafficking.
Helpful information on SB1193 posting requirements can be found at the Attorney General’s website here.
You can also download and print the Contra Costa County SB1193 poster here.
FAQs about SB1193
Who is required to post the SB1193 posters?
- Any business with an on-sale general public premises license (under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act). Places that sell alcohol and where no person under the age of 21 is allowed including:
- Adult or sexually oriented businesses
- Rail and passenger/light rail stations
- Bus trations
- Truck stops
- Emergency rooms
- Urgent care centers
- Farm labor contractors
- Privately operated job recruitment centers
- Roadside rest areas
- Massage or bodywork businesses
Where does the poster need to be placed?
The law mandates that all poster must be posted in a conspicuous place near the public entrance of the establishment or in another conspicuous location in clear view of the public and employees where similar notices are customarily posted.
What is the penalty for not posting?
The law creates civil liability for a business or establishment that fails to comply with the posting requirement. The penalty for violating this law is $500 for a first offense and $1,000 for each subsequent offense.
How can I get an SB1193 poster?
You can download Contra Costa County’s SB1193 poster here. You may also contact firstname.lastname@example.org.