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Protection Minor Victims Of Human Trafficking

Concerning enhancing protections for minors who are victims of human trafficking.
2018 Regular Session
Children & Domestic Matters
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Bill Summary

The bill establishes legislation to further protect minors who are victims of human trafficking of a minor for involuntary servitude and human trafficking of a minor for sexual servitude (minor who is a victim of human trafficking). The term 'sexually exploited minor' is clarified to include a person less than 18 years of age who has been a victim of human trafficking or has engaged in certain prostitution-related activities.

A statutory presumption is established that any person who is less than 18 years of age who engages in conduct that would constitute prostitution if such person were an adult is presumed to be a minor who is a victim of human trafficking, and must be referred to the appropriate county department of human or social services for care and services.

The bill makes conforming amendments.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)




Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. J. Kefalas
Rep. L. Landgraf, Rep. P. Lundeen


Sen. R. Fields, Sen. L. Garcia, Sen. B. Martinez Humenik


The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details