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2013 Senate Bill 598: Human trafficking crime package
  1. Introduced by Sen. Bruce Caswell (R) on October 3, 2013, to include “enticing a female away under 18 years of age” to commit prostitution-related crimes in the "predicate" crimes that come under the state racketeering law (RICO), which among other things would allow the seizure and sale of a violator’s assets, with the proceeds going to law enforcement agencies. Unrelated to human trafficking, the bill would also add felony liquor control code violations related to the sale, delivery, or importation of spirits to the predicate RICO offenses.   Full Text and Analysis.
    • Referred to the Senate Families, Seniors & Human Services Committee on October 3, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on February 11, 2014, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
    1. Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on March 26, 2014, to include “enticing a female away under 18 years of age” to commit prostitution-related crimes in the "predicate" crimes that come under the state racketeering law (RICO), which among other things would allow the seizure and sale of a violator’s assets, with the proceeds going to law enforcement agencies. Unrelated to human trafficking, the bill would also add felony liquor control code violations related to the sale, delivery, or importation of spirits to the predicate RICO offenses.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"
  2. Received in the House on March 26, 2014.
    • Referred to the House Criminal Justice Committee on March 26, 2014.

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