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Bill Detail: SB19-185

 

Title Protections For Minor Human Trafficking Victims
Status Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs (03/05/2019)
Bill Subjects
  • Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
House Sponsors L. Landgraf (R)
Senate Sponsors R. Fields (D)
P. Lundeen (R)
House Committee
Senate Committee State, Veterans and Military Affairs
Date Introduced 03/05/2019
Description

The bill clarifies definitions in the Colorado Children's Code
concerning victims of human trafficking of a minor for involuntary
servitude and for sexual servitude.

The bill creates immunity for a violation of a prostitution-related
offense if probable cause exists to believe that a minor was a victim of
either human trafficking of a minor for involuntary servitude or for sexual
servitude.
The bill establishes an affirmative defense for all criminal
violations, except class 1 felonies, if a minor proves that he or she was:
  • A victim of human trafficking of a minor for involuntary
servitude or sexual servitude; and
  • Forced or coerced into engaging in the criminal acts.
The bill also requires a minor who engages in prostitution-related
conduct to be referred to the county department of human or social
services or the child abuse and that if a law enforcement officer
encounters such a minor and there is probable cause to believe that the
minor was a victim of human trafficking of a minor for sexual servitude,
the officer shall report the suspected violation to the county department
of human or social services or the child abuse hotline.

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