William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008

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    110TH UNITED STATES CONGRESS
    2ND SESSION


    An Act
    To authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2008 through 2011 for the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, to enhance measures to combat trafficking in persons, and for other purposes.


    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

    SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.[edit]

    (a) Short Title- This Act may be cited as the `William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008'.
    (b) Table of Contents- The table of contents for this Act is as follows:
    Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.
    TITLE I—COMBATING INTERNATIONAL TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS
    Sec. 101. Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking.
    Sec. 102. Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking.
    Sec. 103. Prevention and prosecution of trafficking in foreign countries.
    Sec. 104. Assistance for victims of trafficking in other countries.
    Sec. 105. Increasing effectiveness of anti-trafficking programs.
    Sec. 106. Minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking.
    Sec. 107. Actions against governments failing to meet minimum standards.
    Sec. 108. Research on domestic and international trafficking in persons.
    Sec. 109. Presidential Award for Extraordinary Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons.
    Sec. 110. Report on activities of the Department of Labor to monitor and combat forced labor and child labor.
    Sec. 111. Sense of Congress regarding multilateral framework between labor exporting and labor importing countries.
    TITLE II—COMBATING TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS IN THE UNITED STATES
    Subtitle A—Ensuring Availability of Possible Witnesses and Informants
    Sec. 201. Protecting trafficking victims against retaliation.
    Sec. 202. Protections for domestic workers and other nonimmigrants.
    Sec. 203. Protections, remedies, and limitations on issuance for A-3 and G-5 visas.
    Sec. 204. Relief for certain victims pending actions on petitions and applications for relief.
    Sec. 205. Expansion of authority to permit continued presence in the United States.
    Subtitle B—Assistance for Trafficking Victims
    Sec. 211. Assistance for certain nonimmigrant status applicants.
    Sec. 212. Interim assistance for children.
    Sec. 213. Ensuring assistance for all victims of trafficking in persons.
    Subtitle C—Penalties Against Traffickers and Other Crimes
    Sec. 221. Restitution of forfeited assets; enhancement of civil action.
    Sec. 222. Enhancing penalties for trafficking offenses.
    Sec. 223. Jurisdiction in certain trafficking offenses.
    Sec. 224. Bail conditions, subpoenas, and repeat offender penalties for sex trafficking.
    Sec. 225. Promoting effective State enforcement.
    Subtitle D—Activities of the United States Government
    Sec. 231. Annual report by the Attorney General.
    Sec. 232. Investigation by the Inspectors General.
    Sec. 233. Senior Policy Operating Group.
    Sec. 234. Preventing United States travel by traffickers.
    Sec. 235. Enhancing efforts to combat the trafficking of children.
    Sec. 236. Restriction of passports for sex tourism.
    Sec. 237. Additional reporting on crime.
    Sec. 238. Processing of certain visas.
    Sec. 239. Temporary increase in fee for certain consular services.
    TITLE III—AUTHORIZATIONS OF APPROPRIATIONS
    Sec. 301. Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000.
    Sec. 302. Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2005.
    Sec. 303. Rule of construction.
    Sec. 304. Technical amendments.
    TITLE IV—CHILD SOLDIERS PREVENTION
    Sec. 401. Short title.
    Sec. 402. Definitions.
    Sec. 403. Sense of Congress.
    Sec. 404. Prohibition.
    Sec. 405. Reports.
    Sec. 406. Training for foreign service officers.
    Sec. 407. Effective date; applicability.

    Approved December 23, 2008.