The Iowa Businesses Against Trafficking or I-BAT is an initiative by Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate’s office.https://kiwaradio.com/wp-content/uploads/RIkayIBAT2.mp3 
Anyone filing the required paperwork for a new business in Iowa uses the registration portal in Pate’s office.https://kiwaradio.com/wp-content/uploads/RIkayIBAT1.mp3 
The National Human Trafficking Hotline fielded nearly 300 calls from Iowa in 2020, leading to 78 criminal investigations.https://kiwaradio.com/wp-content/uploads/RIkayIBAT3.mp3 
Pate says businesses can educate both employees AND customers about the signs of human trafficking. The Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking and Slavery already has a training program for hotel employees and is supporting Pate’s initiative.