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2018 House Bill 5438: Define withholding dope as human trafficking “coercion”
Introduced by Rep. Laura Cox (R) on January 24, 2018
To expand the definition of coercion in a law addressing human trafficking, so it includes “controlling or facilitating access to controlled substances for no legitimate medical purpose”.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Law and Justice Committee on January 24, 2018
Reported in the House on February 20, 2018
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 108 to 1 in the House on March 1, 2018.
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(same description)
To expand the definition of coercion in a law addressing human trafficking, so it includes “controlling or facilitating access to controlled substances for no legitimate medical purpose”.
Received in the Senate on March 6, 2018
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 6, 2018
Reported in the Senate on March 22, 2018
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on April 11, 2018.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
To expand the definition of coercion in a law addressing human trafficking, so it includes “controlling or facilitating access to controlled substances for no legitimate medical purpose”.

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