|(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
(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.