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HB22-1288

Safe Reporting Assaults Suffered By Sex Workers

Concerning increasing access to assistance for victims by providing immunity from prosecution for the offense of prostitution in specific circumstances.
Session:
2022 Regular Session
Subject:
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Bill Summary

The bill grants immunity to the charge of prostitution, soliciting for prostitution, or prostitute making display (prostitution offense) to a person who seeks assistance from a law enforcement officer, the 911 system, or a medical provider for a victim or as a victim of a violent crime or offense (crime) if the evidence for the charge of a prostitution offense was obtained as a result of the person seeking assistance or as a result of the need for assistance. A person who receives immunity for a prostitution offense is not immune from prosecution for other offenses, and a district attorney or law enforcement officer may obtain or use evidence obtained from a report, recording, or other statement provided as a result of the initial prostitution offense to prosecute any other offense.

For the purposes of the bill, "person" is defined as the victim of the crime, a person who is a victim of human trafficking for sexual servitude, or a witness to the crime. The bill sets forth the applicable violent crimes or offenses.


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status

Introduced
Passed

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Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    05/04/2022 Signed Act PDF
    04/22/2022 Final Act PDF
    04/13/2022 Rerevised PDF
    04/12/2022 Revised PDF
    03/21/2022 Reengrossed PDF
    03/18/2022 Engrossed PDF
    03/09/2022 Introduced PDF