Status Summary

*Continued from 2019 session* By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status on 1.13.2020. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means, without recommendation, and refer to Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation on 1.14.2020. Referred to Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation on 1.15.2020. Public hearing scheduled in the Senate Committee on Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation at 1:30 PM on 1.23.2020. (updated 1.26.2020)

Legislative Session

2019

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Dhingra

Two receiving centers are created to provide services to commercially sexually exploited youth, ages twelve to seventeen. The Office of Homeless Youth and Prevention and Protection Programs to report on the outcomes of the receiving centers.

These centers must begin providing services by January 2020. 

Starting July 2021, only a person eighteen or older can be charged with the crime of prostitution.

Law enforcement officers are allowed to take a child into custody and to a receiving center if the officer reasonably believes the child is a victim of sexual exploitation.

The Commercially Sexually Exploited Children Statewide Coordinating Committee is directed to compile data on the number of children taken into custody under the belief a juvenile may be a victim of sexual exploitation.

 

Companion Bill