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Force 4 Compassion (F-4-C) is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and providing hope for children and survivors of sex trafficking in America and abroad. Through our programs and partners both domestic and international, F4C provides shelter, medical care, psychological counseling, education and reintegration. Funds are generated through charitable contributions and Freedom Chain Drives. We invite you to get involved and help us bring an end to human trafficking today and make a difference in a young person's life.

Human Trafficking Defined:

Modern-day slavery or Human Trafficking is a form of slavery where traffickers earn money or profit from the sale, control and exploitation of others - typically young children.

U.S. federal law defines trafficking as, children involved in the sex trade, adults age 18 or over who are coerced or deceived into commercial sex acts, and anyone forced into different forms of "labor or services," such as domestic workers held in a home, or farm-workers forced to labor against their will.

Recent Human Trafficking Legislation:


February 14, 2016
Number: SC S 183 - Updated (Text 01/19/2016)
Sponsor: www.scstatehouse.gov/member.php?code=0804545358
Title: Human trafficking
Abstract: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 16-3-2020, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS OFFENSES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON IS CONSIDERED A TRAFFICKER IF THE PERSON GIVES OR OFFERS ANYTHING OF VALUE TO ANOTHER PERSON TO ENGAGE IN COMMERCIAL SEXUAL ACTIVITY KNOWING THAT THE OTHER PERSON IS A VICTIM OF TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS, TO PROVIDE THAT A VICTIM CONVICTED OF A TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS VIOLATION OR PROSTITUTION MAY MOTION THE COURT TO VACATE THE CONVICTION, AND TO PROVIDE THAT A VICTIM IS NOT SUBJECT TO PROSECUTION FOR TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS OR PROSTITUTION IF THE VICTIM WAS A MINOR AT THE TIME OF THE OFFENSE UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; TO AMEND SECTION 16-3-2030, RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A COURT MAY CONSIDER DISGORGEMENT OF PROFIT FROM A BUSINESS INVOLVED IN TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS AND DISBARMENT FROM GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS; TO AMEND SECTION 16-3-2040, RELATING TO RESTITUTION FOR VICTIMS OF TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE COURT MAY ORDER RESTITUTION IN AN AMOUNT REPRESENTING THE VALUE OF THE VICTIM'S LABOR OR SERVICES AND INCLUDE ATTORNEY'S FEES; TO AMEND SECTION 16-3-2050, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE TASK FORCE ON TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE TASK FORCE MAY MAKE GRANTS OR CONTRACTS TO DEVELOP OR EXPAND VICTIMS' SERVICE PROGRAMS. - ratified title
Status: - Act No. 74 - 06/18/2015
Number: FL SB 784 - Updated (Status 02/13/2016)
Sponsor: Human Trafficking
Title: Human Trafficking; Revising the definition of the term "sexual abuse of a child" to delete a reference to a child being arrested or prosecuted for specified offenses; creating an increased penalty for causing great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement; requiring the Department of Health to issue an emergency order suspending the license of a massage therapist or massage establishment if the therapist or a specified person connected to the establishment is convicted of owning, establishing, maintaining, or operating a place, structure, building, or conveyance for lewdness, assignation, or prostitution in conjunction with the establishment; requiring a person convicted of specified racketeering offenses to register as a sexual predator or sexual offender under certain circumstances, etc.
Abstract: On Committee agenda-- Fiscal Policy, 02/17/16, 4:00 pm, 412 Knott Building - 02/12/2016
Number: US S 178 - Updated (Text 07/10/2015)
Sponsor: Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015
Abstract: - Became Public Law No: 114-22. - 05/29/2015
Number: CA AB 1760 - Updated (Status 02/04/2016)
Sponsor: asmdc.org/members/a53
Title: Human trafficking.
Abstract: An act to amend Sections 1522.41 and 1529.2 of the Health and Safety Code, to amend Sections 236.1, 647, 653.22, and 13519.14 of, and to add Sections 236.21 and 236.22 to, the Penal Code, and to amend Sections 300, 16206, and 16540 of, and to add Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 2200) and Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 2300) to Division 2.5 of, the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to human trafficking.
Status: From printer. May be heard in committee March 4. - 02/03/2016
Number: FL HB 545 - Updated (Status 01/22/2016)
Sponsor: Human Trafficking
Title: Includes human trafficking as predicate offense for felony murder; prohibits permanently branding, or directing permanent branding, of victim of human trafficking; requires DOH to suspend license of massage therapist or massage establishment for specified violations in conjunction with establishment; provides that licensed massage therapist may not receive new or renewal license if applicant is convicted of certain prostitution offenses in conjunction with massage establishment; provides that licensed massage establishment may not receive new or renewal license if specified persons connected with establishment are convicted of certain prostitution offenses in conjunction with establishment; provides that minors may not be charged with specified prostitution offenses; requires person convicted of specified racketeering offenses to register as sexual predator or sexual offender; reenacts various provisions.
Abstract: Added to Second Reading Calendar - 01/21/2016
Number: MS SB 2264 - Updated (New, Text 02/06/2016)
Sponsor: billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/members/senate/bryan.xml
Title: Human Trafficking Act; recodify and provide wiretapping authority.
Abstract: AN ACT TO CREATE WIRETAPPING AUTHORITY AS AN ENFORCEMENT TOOL FOR THE MISSISSIPPI HUMAN TRAFFICKING ACT; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-101, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO ENACT DEFINITIONS; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-103, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE FOR ADMISSIBILITY OF EVIDENCE; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-105, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO REQUIRE COURT APPROVAL; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-107, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROHIBIT POSSESSION OF WIRETAPPING EQUIPMENT EXCEPT AS AUTHORIZED BY LAW; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-109, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO SPECIFY PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-111, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO REGULATE DISCLOSURE AND USE OF INFORMATION; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-113, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE FOR APPLICATION FOR AUTHORITY TO INTERCEPT; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-115, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO AUTHORIZE COURT ORDERS FOR INTERCEPTION; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-117, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE FOR CUSTODY AND PRESERVATION OF DATA; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-119, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE FOR SEALING OF ORDERS AND APPLICATIONS FOR ORDERS; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-121, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE THAT VIOLATIONS ARE CONTEMPT OF COURT; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-123, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE FOR NOTICE TO INTERCEPTED PERSON; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-125, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE FOR ADMISSIBILITY, PRETRIAL DISCLOSURE, AND SUPPRESSION OF EVIDENCE; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-127, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO REQUIRE REPORTING; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-129, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE CIVIL REMEDIES; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-131, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE IMMUNITY FROM CIVIL LIABILITY; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-133, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE CRIMINAL PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-135, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO EXEMPT CERTAIN PARTIES; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-137, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING LAW ENFORCEMENT; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-139, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO REGULATE PEN REGISTERS AND OTHER DEVICES; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-141, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE FOR TRAINING, EQUIPMENT AND COSTS; TO CREATE NEW CHAPTER 47, TITLE 97, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO RECODIFY THE PROVISIONS OF THE MISSISSIPPI HUMAN TRAFFICKING ACT FOUND AT 97-3-54 ET SEQ., MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-1 MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO ENACT A SHORT TITLE AS PREVIOUSLY CODIFIED AT SECTION 97-3-54, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972,; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-3, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROHIBIT HUMAN TRAFFICKING AS PREVIOUSLY CODIFIED AT SECTION 97-3-54.1, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-5, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROHIBIT CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS OF ANOTHER PERSON'S MOVEMENTS AS PREVIOUSLY CODIFIED AT SECTION 97-3-54.2, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-7, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROHIBIT CONSPIRACY TO TRAFFICK AS PREVIOUSLY CODIFIED AT SECTION 97-3-54.3, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-9, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO ENACT DEFINITIONS AS PREVIOUSLY CODIFIED AT SECTION 97-3-54.4, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-11, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO AUTHORIZE USE OF UNDERCOVER AGENTS AS PREVIOUSLY CODIFIED AT SECTION 97-3-54.5, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-13, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO AUTHORIZE INJUNCTIVE AND OTHER RELIEF AS PREVIOUSLY CODIFIED AT SECTION 97-3-54.6, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-15, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE FOR FORFEITURE OF ASSETS IN TRAFFICKING CASES AS PREVIOUSLY CODIFIED AT 97-3-54.7, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-17, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO CREATE THE HUMAN TRAFFICKING FUND AS PREVIOUSLY CODIFIED AT SECTION 97-3-54.8, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-19, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO CREATE THE POSITION OF STATEWIDE HUMAN TRAFFICKING COORDINATOR AS PREVIOUSLY CODIFIED AT SECTION 97-3-54.9, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972; TO AMEND SECTIONS 45-33-23, 45-33-47, 97-3-2, 97-5-5, 97-5-7, 97-5-27, 97-5-51, 97-29-49, 97-29-51, 97-43-3 AND 99-1-5, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO CONFORM; TO REPEAL SECTIONS 97-3-54 THROUGH 97-3-54.9, WHICH CONSTITUTE THE MISSISSIPPI HUMAN TRAFFICKING ACT AND ARE RECODIFIED BY THIS ACT IN TITLE 97, CHAPTER 47, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
Status: (S) Referred To Accountability, Efficiency, Transparency;Judiciary, Division A - 02/05/2016
Number: MS HB 774 - Updated (Text 02/12/2016)
Sponsor: billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/members/house/campbell.xml
Title: Human Trafficking Act; authorize wire tapping to regulate violations of.
Abstract: AN ACT TO CREATE WIRETAPPING AUTHORITY AS AN ENFORCEMENT TOOL FOR THE MISSISSIPPI HUMAN TRAFFICKING ACT; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-101, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO ENACT DEFINITIONS; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-103, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE FOR ADMISSIBILITY OF EVIDENCE; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-105, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO REQUIRE COURT APPROVAL; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-107, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROHIBIT POSSESSION OF WIRETAPPING EQUIPMENT EXCEPT AS AUTHORIZED BY LAW; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-109, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO SPECIFY PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-111, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO REGULATE DISCLOSURE AND USE OF INFORMATION; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-113, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE FOR APPLICATION FOR AUTHORITY TO INTERCEPT; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-115, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO AUTHORIZE COURT ORDERS FOR INTERCEPTION; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-117, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE FOR CUSTODY AND PRESERVATION OF DATA; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-119, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE FOR SEALING OF ORDERS AND APPLICATIONS FOR ORDERS; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-121, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE THAT VIOLATIONS ARE CONTEMPT OF COURT; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-123, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE FOR NOTICE TO INTERCEPTED PERSON; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-125, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE FOR ADMISSIBILITY, PRETRIAL DISCLOSURE, AND SUPPRESSION OF EVIDENCE; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-127, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO REQUIRE REPORTING; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-129, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE CIVIL REMEDIES; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-131, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE IMMUNITY FROM CIVIL LIABILITY; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-133, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE CRIMINAL PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-135, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO EXEMPT CERTAIN PARTIES; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-137, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING LAW ENFORCEMENT; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-139, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO REGULATE PEN REGISTERS AND OTHER DEVICES; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-141, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE FOR TRAINING, EQUIPMENT AND COSTS; TO CREATE NEW CHAPTER 47, TITLE 97, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO RECODIFY THE PROVISIONS OF THE MISSISSIPPI HUMAN TRAFFICKING ACT FOUND AT 97-3-54 ET SEQ., MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-1, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO ENACT A SHORT TITLE AS PREVIOUSLY CODIFIED AT SECTION 97-3-54, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-3, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROHIBIT HUMAN TRAFFICKING AS PREVIOUSLY CODIFIED AT SECTION 97-3-54.1, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-5, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROHIBIT CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS OF ANOTHER PERSON'S MOVEMENTS AS PREVIOUSLY CODIFIED AT SECTION 97-3-54.2, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-7, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROHIBIT CONSPIRACY TO TRAFFICK AS PREVIOUSLY CODIFIED AT SECTION 97-3-54.3, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-9, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO ENACT DEFINITIONS AS PREVIOUSLY CODIFIED AT SECTION 97-3-54.4, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-11, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO AUTHORIZE USE OF UNDERCOVER AGENTS AS PREVIOUSLY CODIFIED AT SECTION 97-3-54.5, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-13, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO AUTHORIZE INJUNCTIVE AND OTHER RELIEF AS PREVIOUSLY CODIFIED AT SECTION 97-3-54.6, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-15, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE FOR FORFEITURE OF ASSETS IN TRAFFICKING CASES AS PREVIOUSLY CODIFIED AT 97-3-54.7, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-17, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO CREATE THE HUMAN TRAFFICKING FUND AS PREVIOUSLY CODIFIED AT SECTION 97-3-54.8, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972; TO CREATE NEW SECTION 97-47-19, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO CREATE THE POSITION OF STATEWIDE HUMAN TRAFFICKING COORDINATOR AS PREVIOUSLY CODIFIED AT SECTION 97-3-54.9, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972; TO AMEND SECTIONS 45-33-23, 45-33-47, 97-3-2, 97-5-5, 97-5-7, 97-5-27, 97-5-51, 97-29-49, 97-29-51, 97-43-3 AND 99-1-5, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO CONFORM; TO REPEAL SECTIONS 97-3-54 THROUGH 97-3-54.9, WHICH CONSTITUTE THE MISSISSIPPI HUMAN TRAFFICKING ACT AND ARE RECODIFIED BY THIS ACT IN TITLE 97, CHAPTER 47, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
Status: (H) Referred To Judiciary B - 02/08/2016
Number: HI SB 265 - Updated (Text 01/19/2016)
Sponsor: www.capitol.hawaii.gov/memberpage.aspx?member=chunoakland
Title: Sex Trafficking
Abstract: Replaces the term "promoting prostitution in the first degree" with the term "sex trafficking," a class A felony. Includes the offense of sex trafficking in the department of the attorney general's statewide witness program. Includes the offense of sex trafficking in the list of violent crimes for which victims may be eligible for criminal injury compensation. Amends portions of certain sections, subsections, and a definition in chapter 663J, Hawaii Revised Statutes, relating to civil liability in specific cases of coercion into prostitution. Establishes a violation if the person who engaged in, or agreed or offered to engage in, sexual conduct with another person for a fee was less than eighteen years of age at the time of the offense of prostitution. Amends the offense of promoting prostitution in the second degree and the law relating to the motion to vacate a conviction of certain prostitution offenses. Includes the offense of sex trafficking in the list of covered offenses for which property is subject to forfeiture. Adds the offense of sex trafficking to the list of crimes for which an order to intercept wire, oral, or electronic communications is permitted. Amends the law relating to tier 2 offenses for the registration of sex offenders. Includes the offense of sex trafficking in the list of offenses to which deferred acceptance of guilty plea or nolo contendere plea does not apply. (CD1)
Status: S - Vetoed on 07/13/2015 - Returned from the Governor without approval (Gov. Msg. No. 1331). - 07/14/2015
Number: HI SB 2322 - Updated (New, Text 01/26/2016)
Sponsor: www.capitol.hawaii.gov/memberpage.aspx?member=chunoakland
Title: Sex Trafficking
Abstract: Replaces the offense of Promoting Prostitution in the First Degree with Sex Trafficking to be classified as a violent crime. Makes Sex Trafficking a class A felony and a strict liability offense if a minor is the victim of sex trafficking. Provides that the offense of prostitution for a person younger than eighteen years of age is a violation. Expands the Department of the Attorney General's Statewide Witness Program to include sex trafficking; provides victims with access to criminal injury compensation; and amends laws relating to civil liability for cases of coercion into prostitution. Makes amendments to strengthen enforcement of laws and increase penalties against the sex trafficker.
Status: S - Referred to JDL. - 01/25/2016
Number: HI HB 1902 - Updated (Status 02/04/2016)
Sponsor: www.capitol.hawaii.gov/memberpage.aspx?member=matsumoto
Title: Sex Trafficking
Abstract: Replaces the offense of Promoting Prostitution in the First Degree with Sex Trafficking to be classified as a violent crime. Makes Sex Trafficking a class A felony and a strict liability offense if a minor is the victim of sex trafficking. Provides that the offense of prostitution for a person younger than eighteen years of age is a violation. Expands the Department of the Attorney General's Statewide Witness Program to include sex trafficking; provides victims with access to criminal injury compensation; and amends laws relating to civil liability for cases of coercion into prostitution. Makes amendments to strengthen enforcement of laws and increase penalties against the sex trafficker.
Status: H - The committees on JUD recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 13 Ayes: Representative(s) Rhoads, San Buenaventura, Belatti, Creagan, Hashem, Kawakami, C. Lee, Morikawa, Nakashima, Takayama, Woodson, Thielen; Ayes with reservations: Representative(s) McDermott; Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Brower. - 02/02/2016
Number: SC S 196 - Updated (Text 07/21/2015)
Sponsor: www.scstatehouse.gov/member.php?code=0912499891
Title: Human trafficking
Abstract: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 14-7-1610, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE STATE GRAND JURY SYSTEM AND LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND APPLICABILITY, SO AS TO INCLUDE CRIMES INVOLVING TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS IN THE PURVIEW OF THE STATUTE; TO AMEND SECTION 14-7-1630, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO JURISDICTION OF THE STATE GRAND JURY, SO AS TO INCLUDE CRIMES INVOLVING TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS IN THE PURVIEW OF THE STATUTE; TO AMEND SECTION 16-3-2010, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS FOR PURPOSES OF TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITION OF ...
Status: Act No. 7 - 04/09/2015
Number: CA AB 1762 - Updated (Status 02/04/2016)
Sponsor: asmdc.org/members/a27
Title: Human trafficking: victims: vacating convictions.
Abstract: An act to amend Sections 8712, 8811, and 8908 of the Family Code, and to amend Sections 236.1 and 11105 of, to repeal Section 1203.49, and to add Sections 236.24 and 236.25 to, the Penal Code, and relating to human trafficking.
Status: From printer. May be heard in committee March 4. - 02/03/2016
Number: HI SB 909 - Updated (Status 01/26/2016)
Sponsor: www.capitol.hawaii.gov/memberpage.aspx?member=chunoakland
Title: Sex Trafficking; Minors; Emergency Care; Appropriation ($)
Abstract: Requires the department of human services to provide emergency care services such as housing, shelter, rehabilitation, education, vocational, medical, mental health, and substance abuse treatment to minor sex trafficking victims. Appropriates funds.
Status: S - Re-Referred to HMS/CPH/JDL, WAM. - 01/21/2016
Number: IL HB 2822 - Updated (Text 02/05/2016)
Sponsor: www.ilga.gov/house/Rep.asp?GA=99&MemberID=2254
Title: HUMAN TRAFFICKING TASK FORCE
Abstract: Creates the Human Trafficking Task Force Act. Provides requirements regarding the composition and duties of the task force. Provides that the task force shall provide a report containing specified information to the General Assembly and Governor no later than June 30, 2016. Abolishes the task force and repeals the Act on July 1, 2016. Effective immediately.
Status: Added as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy - 01/22/2016
Number: CA AB 1761 - Updated (Status 02/04/2016)
Sponsor: asmdc.org/members/a79
Title: Human trafficking: victims: affirmative defense.
Abstract: An act to add Section 1107.5 to the Evidence Code, and to amend Sections 236.1 and 11105 of, and to add Section 236.23 to, the Penal Code, relating to human trafficking.
Status: From printer. May be heard in committee March 4. - 02/03/2016
Number: HI HB 1351 - Updated (Text 01/19/2016)
Sponsor: www.capitol.hawaii.gov/memberpage.aspx?member=mizuno
Title: Sex Trafficking; Victims; Minors; Treatment Services ($)
Abstract: Allows DHS to contract with a service provider to operate and manage a sex trafficking special treatment facility. Provides for tax and fee exemptions. Makes an appropriation.
Status: D - Carried over to 2016 Regular Session. - 12/17/2015
Number: HI SB 917 - Updated (Status 01/26/2016)
Sponsor: www.capitol.hawaii.gov/memberpage.aspx?member=chunoakland
Title: Sex Trafficking; Victims; Minors; Treatment Services ($)
Abstract: Allows DHS to contract with a service provider to operate and manage a sex trafficking special treatment facility. Provides for tax and fee exemptions. Makes an appropriation.
Status: S - Re-Referred to HMS/JDL, WAM. - 01/21/2016
Number: WA SB 5884 - Updated (Text 05/24/2015)
Sponsor: sdc.wastateleg.org/KohlWelles/
Title: Concerning the trafficking of persons.
Abstract: (SUBSTITUTED FOR - SEE 1ST SUB) Designates the office of crime victims advocacy as the single point of contact in state government regarding the trafficking of persons. Creates the Washington state clearinghouse on human trafficking as an information portal to share and coordinate statewide efforts to combat the trafficking of persons. Reestablishes the state task force against the trafficking of persons which will be chaired by the director of the office of crime victims advocacy. Delays, until ...
Status: Governor signed. Chapter 273, 2015 Laws. Effective date 5/14/2015. - 05/14/2015

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