SB1193 FAQ's

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California Senate Bill 1193, Civil Code Section 52.6 of the State of California requires certain businesses to post a notice that promotes awareness of the resources for victims of human trafficking and slavery.

Why do we need this law?

California is unfortunately one of the nation's top four states for trafficked persons, and the Bay Area is a particular national hot spot for human trafficking. Victims come from all backgrounds and are trafficked in all industries.

Studies have shown that in other states where similar posting requirements have been enacted, there has been an increase in the number of reported trafficking situations and rescues of victims.

What businesses does it impact?

  • On-sale general public premises licenses under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act (Division 9 commencing with Section 23000 of the Business and Professions Code).
  • Adult or sexually orientated businesses, as defined in subdivision (a) of Section 318.5 of the Penal Code
  • Primary Airports, as defined in Section 47106(16) of Title 49 of the United States Code.
  • Intercity passenger rail or light stations
  • Bus Stations
  • Truck Stops- defined as a privately owned and operated facility that provides food, fuel, shower or other sanitary facilities, and lawful overnight truck parking.
  • Emergency rooms with general acute care hospitals.
  • Urgent care centers
  • Farm labor contractors, as defined in subdivision (b) of Section 1682 if the Labor Code
  • Privately operated job recruitment centers
  • Roadside rest areas
  • Businesses or establishments that offer massage or bodywork for compensation and are not described in paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of Section 4612 of the Business and Professions Code.

Where is this poster supposed to go?

These posters must be in a visible location, such as near the entrance or restroom.

What happens if a business does not comply with the law?

A business or establishment is liable for a civil penalty of five hundred dollars ($500) for a first offense and one thousand dollars ($1,000) for each subsequent offense.

What is a "Community Day of Action?"

Periodically, we will organize a Community Day of Action. This is an opportunity to get the community more closely involved with the enforcement of SB 1193. Across the Bay Area, walking routes of businesses impacted by the law will be handed out. Volunteers will visit businesses and educate them on the law, as well as providing an official SB 1193 poster.

What if I can’t attend?

The MAP1193 app is available wherever your phone is! You can help businesses in your area comply at any time by going to

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