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2013 Senate Bill 585: Human trafficking crime package
  1. Introduced by Sen. Mike Nofs (R) on October 3, 2013, to raise the minimum age for prostitution-related crimes to from 16 to 18, and prohibit local units of government from enacting ordinances that establish lower minimum ages. Individuals under this age caught violating the law would be presumed to be victims of some kind of coercion and could be taken into protective custody and placed under probate (family) court supervision.
    • Referred to the Senate Families, Seniors & Human Services Committee on October 3, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on February 4, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on March 25, 2014. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 25, 2014.
  2. Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on March 26, 2014.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on March 26, 2014.
    • Referred to the House Criminal Justice Committee on March 26, 2014.