HI SB48 | 2021 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 21 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-02-23 - The committee on JDC deferred the measure.
Text: Latest bill text (Amended) [HTML]


Includes coercion as a means of committing the offense of sex trafficking. Removes the criminal statute of limitations for sex trafficking and promoting prostitution. Designates solicitation of a minor for prostitution as a form of sex trafficking. Specifies that sex trafficking of a minor is a strict liability offense. Repeals the offense of solicitation of a minor for prostitution. Effective 5/1/2024. (SD1)

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Relating To Sex Trafficking.


Roll Calls

2021-02-02 - Senate - Senate Human Services: Passed, With Amendments (Y: 4 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]


2021-02-23SenateThe committee on JDC deferred the measure.
2021-02-18SenateThe committee(s) on JDC will hold a public decision making on 02-23-21 9:45AM; Via Videoconference.
2021-02-10SenateReport adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to JDC.
2021-02-10SenateReported from HMS (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 88) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referral to JDC.
2021-02-02SenateThe committee(s) on HMS recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in HMS were as follows: 4 Aye(s): Senator(s) San Buenaventura, Acasio, Misalucha, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Ihara.
2021-01-28SenateThe committee(s) on HMS has scheduled a public hearing on 02-02-21 3:00PM in conference room 225.
2021-01-22SenateReferred to HMS, JDC.
2021-01-21SenatePassed First Reading.


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