2013 Regular Session
|At the request of:|
|Chief Sponsors:||Representative Tomei , Senator Close , Senator Johnson , Senator Knopp|
|Regular Sponsors:||Representative Conger , Senator Devlin , Senator Dingfelder , Senator Edwards , Senator Hansell , Senator Hass , Representative Thatcher , Senator Kruse , Senator Monnes Anderson , Senator Starr , Senator Steiner Hayward , Senator Thomsen , Senator Winters|
|Bill Title:||Relating to sex trafficking of children; and declaring an emergency.|
|Catchline/Summary:||Enhances penalties for crime of trafficking in persons if victim was under 15 years of age or force was used and trafficking was for purpose of commercial sex acts.
Punishes by maximum of 20 years' imprisonment, $375,000 fine, or both. Specifies mandatory minimum sentence on first conviction for crime of patronizing a prostitute when prostitute is minor. Allows court to designate offense as sex crime upon first conviction. Increases penalties for second conviction. Punishes by maximum of five years' imprisonment, $125,000 fine, or both. Directs court to designate offense as sex crime upon second conviction.] Removes enhanced penalties for crime of patronizing a prostitute when victim is minor. Creates crime of purchasing sex with a minor. Punishes by maximum of five years' imprisonment, $125,000 fine, or both, specifies mandatory minimum sentence and fine and allows court to designate offense as sex crime upon first conviction. Punishes by maximum of 10 years' imprisonment, $250,000 fine, or both, specifies mandatory fine and directs court to designate offense as sex crime upon second conviction. Adds crimes to statute restricting evidence relating to victim in certain sex cases. Adds crimes to statute allowing district attorney to intercept electronic communication for investigation. Allows additional time for restitution claims for victims of certain crimes. Authorizes Board on Public Safety Standards and Training to require peace officers to participate in training to recognize and investigate trafficking. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
|Fiscal Impact:||Has Minimal Fiscal Impact|
|Revenue Impact:||No Revenue Impact|
|Measure Analysis:||Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements|