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RULE §90.4Procedure for Filing an Application for a Certificate of Recognition

(a) A corporation or private entity that applies for a certificate of recognition must submit to the secretary of state, on a form provided by the secretary and supported by additional documentation, if required, information demonstrating that the applicant:

  (1) has adopted a Zero Tolerance Policy towards human trafficking;

  (2) has taken measures to ensure that the corporation's or private entity's employees comply with the Zero Tolerance Policy. Measures must include, at a minimum:

    (A) implementing a mandatory training for all employees aimed at recognizing and addressing human trafficking; and

    (B) providing information about applicant's Zero Tolerance Policy to employees and informing employees about possible consequences for not complying with policy.

  (3) has participated in a minimum of one public awareness or education campaign in the 12 months prior to submission of the application and plans to participate in at least one public awareness or education campaign each year for the duration of their participation in the partnership;

  (4) has enhanced awareness of and encouraged participation in the partnership, or agrees to do so in the future; and

  (5) agrees to share with the secretary of state best practices that the applicant uses in combatting human trafficking.

(b) Each application for certificate of recognition must be signed and sworn to before a notary public or other person authorized to administer oaths by or on behalf of the applicant.

(c) If, after review of the corporation's or private entity's application, and any additional documentation requested by the secretary of state, the secretary determines that all requirements set forth in subsections (a) and (b) of this section have been met, the secretary will issue a certificate of recognition to the applicant and the applicant will be named a partner.

Source Note: The provisions of this §90.4 adopted to be effective January 31, 2019, 44 TexReg 413

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