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HB1123: Human Smuggling, Trafficking & Servitude

Student and Youth Rights
Bill Number: HB1123
Year: 2009
ACLU Position: Monitor
Sponsors: Rep. Lambert; Sen. Schultheis

For purposes of trafficking in adults, defines an "adult" as a person 18 years of age or older and defines a "child" as a person under age 18. Increases the penalty for trafficking in children from a class 3 to a class 2 felony. Removes the requirement that a person smuggling a human must receive money or value as an element of the crime. Adds elements for committing coercion of involuntary servitude to include threats of serious harm or physical restraint, use of a scheme to cause another to believe that if they do not perform requested labor or services that they or another will be harmed, or threats of abuse of the law or legal process against the person or another.
Read the bill here.

Current Status:

05/21/2009 Signed by Governor

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