VA HB2299 | 2019 | Regular Session

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 8 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-02-05 - Left in Courts of Justice
Pending: House Courts of Justice Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]

Summary

Commercial sex trafficking, prostitution, etc.; penalties. Increases from a Class 4 felony to a Class 3 felony the penalties for the following crimes if a minor is not involved: (i) human trafficking; (ii) receiving money or other valuable thing for or on account of causing any person to engage in forced labor or services, concubinage, prostitution, or the manufacture of any obscene material or child pornography; (iii) receiving any money or other valuable thing from the earnings of any male or female engaged in prostitution; and (iv) commercial sex trafficking through the use of force, intimidation, or deception. The bill also increases from a Class 3 felony to a Class 2 felony the penalties for the following crimes if a minor is involved: (a) human trafficking; (b) receiving money or other valuable thing for or on account of causing any person to engage in forced labor or services, concubinage, prostitution, or the manufacture of any obscene material or child pornography; (c) receiving any money or other valuable thing from the earnings of any male or female engaged in prostitution; and (d) commercial sex trafficking.

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Title

Commercial sex trafficking, prostitution, etc.; increases penalties.

Sponsors


History

DateChamberAction
2019-02-05HouseLeft in Courts of Justice
2019-01-08HouseReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2019-01-08HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100614D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
182355(n/a)See Bill Text
182356(n/a)See Bill Text
182357(n/a)See Bill Text
182357.1(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources


Bill Comments

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