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2006 House Bill 5747: Ban human trafficking

Public Act 162 of 2006

  1. Introduced by Rep. Phil Pavlov (R) on February 23, 2006, to ban subjecting another person to forced labor or service, including sex, by physical restraint or the threat of physical restraint; by threatening to abuse the law or legal processes; by destroying, concealing, removing, confiscating, or possessing a passport or other immigration document; by using blackmail, threatening to cause financial harm, or exerting financial control; and more. To also prohibit recruiting, enticing, harboring, transporting, providing, or obtaining by any means a minor if one knows that the minor will be used for child sexually abusive activity; or an adult or minor for forced labor. A penalty of up to life in prison would be authorized if the activity results in the death of another, and up to 10 years in other cases.
    • Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on February 23, 2006.
      • Reported in the House on March 8, 2006, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on March 21, 2006, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance of the bill as previously described. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on March 21, 2006.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Paul Condino (D) on March 21, 2006, to tie-bar the bill to House Bill 4811, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. HB 4811 would repeal Michigan's ban on suing the maker of prescription drugs that have been approved by the FDA, unless there was fraud involved. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 21, 2006.
  2. Passed 105 to 0 in the House on March 22, 2006.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on March 22, 2006, to give the bill immediate effect. Passed 105 to 0 in the House on March 22, 2006.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  4. Received in the Senate on March 23, 2006.
    • Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 23, 2006.
      • Reported in the Senate on May 3, 2006, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on May 4, 2006, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance of the bill as previously described. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on May 4, 2006.
  5. Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on May 9, 2006, to ban subjecting another person to forced labor or service, including sex, by physical restraint or the threat of physical restraint; by threatening to abuse the law or legal processes; by destroying, concealing, removing, confiscating, or possessing a passport or other immigration document; by using blackmail, threatening to cause financial harm, or exerting financial control; and more. To also prohibit recruiting, enticing, harboring, transporting, providing, or obtaining by any means a minor if one knows that the minor will be used for child sexually abusive activity; or an adult or minor for forced labor. A penalty of up to life in prison would be authorized if the activity results in the death of another, and up to 10 years in other cases.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  6. Received in the House on May 9, 2006.
  7. Passed 101 to 0 in the House on May 11, 2006, to concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  8. Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on May 25, 2006.

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