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SB18-055

Increase Surcharge For Trafficking Children

Concerning the crimes against children surcharge in cases involving trafficking of children.
Session:
2018 Regular Session
Subject:
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Bill Summary

Crimes against children surcharge - human trafficking of children. Current law requires each person who is convicted of a crime against a child to pay a surcharge to the clerk of the court for the judicial district in which the conviction occurs. The act adds the crime of human trafficking of a minor for sexual servitude to the definition of crime against a child for purposes of the surcharge. For a class 2 felony, the amount of the fine is $1,500. The act states that if the class 2 felony is for human trafficking of a minor for involuntary servitude or for human trafficking of a minor for sexual servitude, then the amount of the fine is $3,000. Additionally, in cases where an offender is required to pay the new surcharge, the court is encouraged to delay any finding of indigence until 6 months after the offender's conviction, at which time the court may require the defendant or defendant's counsel to submit documents that substantiate the defendant's indigence.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

Status

Introduced
Passed
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  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    04/23/2018 Signed Act PDF
    04/17/2018 Final Act PDF
    04/05/2018 Rerevised PDF
    04/04/2018 Revised PDF
    01/30/2018 Reengrossed PDF
    01/29/2018 Engrossed PDF
    01/11/2018 Introduced PDF

Pursuant to HJR20-1007, the Second Regular Session of the 72nd General Assembly is Temporarily Adjourned until 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 30, 2020. 

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