SC S0142 | 2023-2024 | 125th General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Passed on July 17 2024 - 100% progression
Action: 2024-07-17 - Act No. 213
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Amend The South Carolina Code Of Laws By Amending Section 16-3-2010, Relating To The Definition Of "sex Trafficking", So As To Expand The Definition To Include Sexual Exploitation Of A Minor And Promoting Or Participating In Prostitution Of A Minor; By Amending Section 16-3-2020, Relating To Trafficking In Persons, Penalties, Minor Victims And Defenses, So As To Provide That A Trafficking Victim May Raise Duress And Coercion As An Affirmative Defense To Offenses Committed As A Direct Result Or Interrelated To Trafficking, To Provide That A Trafficking Victim May Have Certain Offenses Expunged If The Offenses Were A Direct Result Or Interrelated To Being A Victim Of Trafficking, And To Provide Similar Provisions For Minor Trafficking Victims And To Require The Minor To Be Referred To The Department Of Social Services; By Adding Section 16-25-130 So As To Establish The Address Confidentiality Program Within The Attorney General's Office To Protect The Victims Of Domestic Violence, Human Trafficking, Stalking, Harassment, And Other Sexual Offenses; By Amending Section 16-3-910, Relating To Kidnapping, So As To Allow Sentencing For The Kidnapping Offenses When Also Sentenced For Murder; By Adding Section 16-15-340 So As To Create The Offense Of Luring A Child And Provide A Penalty And Defenses To Prosecution; And To Provide That Certain Provisions In This Act Are Retroactive. - Ratified Title

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Trafficking in persons, luring a child


Roll Calls

2024-06-26 - Senate - Senate: To Adopt The Free Conference Report (Y: 42 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 3) [PASS]
2024-06-26 - House - House: Adopt Free Conference Report (Y: 100 N: 1 NV: 14 Abs: 9) [PASS]
2024-06-26 - House - House: Grant Free Conference Powers (Y: 103 N: 2 NV: 10 Abs: 9) [PASS]
2024-06-26 - Senate - Senate: To Grant Free Conference Powers (Y: 41 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 3) [PASS]
2024-05-09 - House - House: Concur In Senate Amendments (Y: 0 N: 102 NV: 12 Abs: 10) [FAIL]
2024-05-08 - Senate - Senate: To Adopt Amendment Number Rfh-5 (Y: 45 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2024-05-08 - Senate - Senate: To Adopt Amendment Number Rfh-3 (Y: 45 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2024-04-25 - House - House: Passage Of Bill (Y: 97 N: 0 NV: 17 Abs: 10) [PASS]
2023-03-15 - Senate - Senate: 2nd Reading (Y: 40 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 5) [PASS]


2024-07-17 Act No. 213
2024-07-17 Effective date 07/02/24
2024-07-02 Signed By Governor
2024-06-27 Ratified R 238
2024-06-26HouseOrdered enrolled for ratification
2024-06-26SenateRoll call Ayes-42 Nays-0
2024-06-26SenateRoll call Ayes-41 Nays-0
2024-06-26SenateFree conference committee appointed Hutto, Gustafson, Adams
2024-06-26SenateFree conference powers granted
2024-06-26HouseRoll call Yeas-100 Nays-1
2024-06-26HouseFree conference report received and adopted
2024-06-26HouseFree conference committee appointed Berstien, Connell, Guest
2024-06-26HouseRoll call Yeas-103 Nays-2
2024-06-26HouseFree conference powers granted
2024-05-09HouseConference committee appointed Bernstein, Guest, Connell
2024-05-09SenateSenate insists upon amendment and conference committee appointed Hutto, Gustafson, Adams
2024-05-09HouseRoll call Yeas-0 Nays-102
2024-05-09HouseNon-concurrence in Senate amendment
2024-05-08SenateReturned to House with amendments
2024-05-08SenateRoll call Ayes-45 Nays-0
2024-05-08SenateHouse amendment amended
2024-04-27HouseRead third time and returned to Senate with amendments
2024-04-26 Scrivener's error corrected
2024-04-25HouseUnanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day
2024-04-25HouseRoll call Yeas-97 Nays-0
2024-04-25HouseRead second time
2024-04-24 Scrivener's error corrected
2024-04-23HouseCommittee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary
2023-03-28HouseReferred to Committee on Judiciary
2023-03-28HouseIntroduced and read first time
2023-03-16SenateRead third time and sent to House
2023-03-15SenateRoll call Ayes-40 Nays-0
2023-03-15SenateRead second time
2023-03-15 Scrivener's error corrected
2023-03-13 Scrivener's error corrected
2023-03-09SenateCommittee Amendment Adopted
2023-02-27 Scrivener's error corrected
2023-02-22SenateCommittee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary
2023-02-08 Scrivener's error corrected
2023-02-02SenateReferred to Subcommittee: Hutto (ch), Matthews, Rice, Senn, Adams
2023-01-10SenateReferred to Committee on Judiciary
2023-01-10SenateIntroduced and read first time
2022-11-30SenateReferred to Committee on Judiciary

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
1615340(n/a)See Bill Text
1625130(n/a)See Bill Text
1632010(n/a)See Bill Text
1632020(n/a)See Bill Text
163910(n/a)See Bill Text

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