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2013 Senate Bill 588: Human trafficking crime package
Introduced by Sen. Mark Jansen (R) on October 3, 2013 To establish as an “affirmative defense” for a person being prosecuted for a prostitution-related offense that the individual did it only because of his or her status as a victim of a human trafficking crime.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Families, Seniors & Human Services Committee on October 3, 2013
Reported in the Senate on December 5, 2013 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on December 12, 2013
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 12, 2013
Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on December 12, 2013 (same description)
To establish as an “affirmative defense” for a person being prosecuted for a prostitution-related offense that the individual did it only because of his or her status as a victim of a human trafficking crime.
Received in the House on December 12, 2013
Referred to the House Criminal Justice Committee on December 12, 2013

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