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2013 Senate Bill 588: Human trafficking crime package
  1. 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.   Full 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.
      1. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 12, 2013.
    1. Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on December 12, 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.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"
  2. Received in the House on December 12, 2013.
    • Referred to the House Criminal Justice Committee on December 12, 2013.

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