(a) All persons owning any establishment that requires a liquor license or alcoholic beverage license, and that does not also have a food or beverage permit, or both; any hotel that has been cited as a nuisance as defined in Sections 13A-12-110 to 13A-12-122, inclusive; any massage parlor where an employee has been cited with violating Section 45-13-41, or where the establishment has been cited as a nuisance as defined in Section 6-5-140; any airport, train station, or bus station; and any business that provides entertainment commonly called stripteasing or topless entertaining or entertainment that has employees who are not clad both above and below the waist shall post in a location conspicuous to the public at the entrance of the business or where such posters and notices are customarily posted, a poster of no smaller than 8 1/2 by 11 inches in size that states the following:
"If you or someone you know is being forced to engage in any activity and cannot leave - whether it is commercial sex, housework, farm work, or any other activity - call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 to access help and services.
"(1) Victims of human trafficking are protected under U.S. law.
"(2) The Toll-free Hotline is:
"a. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
"b. Operated by a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization.
"c. Anonymous and confidential.
"d. Accessible in 170 languages.
"e. Able to provide help, referral to services, training, and general information."
This subsection shall not apply to businesses providing entertainment in theaters, concert halls, art centers, museums, or similar establishments that are devoted primarily to the arts or theatrical performances, when the performances that are presented are expressing matters of serious literary, artistic, scientific, or political value.
(b) The poster shall be available on the Internet website of all of the following:
(1) The Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board where documents associated with obtaining a liquor license or alcoholic beverage license are customarily located.
(2) The Alabama Public Service Commission.
(3) The Alabama Department of Labor.
(c) The owners shall print the poster from any of the Internet websites in subsection (b) or ask that the poster be mailed for the cost of printing and first class postage and post the sign in compliance with subsection (a).
(d) The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, the Public Service Commission, and the Department of Labor shall post the sign on its Internet site in English, Spanish, and any other language deemed appropriate by the Commissioner of Labor. The owners shall obtain and post the posters in English, Spanish, and any other languages deemed appropriate by the Commissioner of Labor.
(e) The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, the Public Service Commission, and the Department of Labor shall provide each applicable business or establishment with notice of mandatory compliance of this section.
(f) A person who violates this section shall be subject to a warning on the first violation and a fine not to exceed fifty dollars ($50) for each subsequent violation. The violation or noncompliance with this section, and each day's continuance thereof, shall constitute a separate and distinct violation.
Last modified: May 3, 2021