Senate Bill (H)

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Vacating convictions of trafficked persons. Provides that a child who was: (1) the victim of human trafficking; and (2) adjudicated a delinquent child for a nonviolent act performed while a victim of human trafficking; is entitled to have the adjudication vacated if certain conditions are met. Provides that a person who was: (1) the victim of human trafficking (as an adult); and (2) was convicted of a nonviolent offense committed while the person was being trafficked; is entitled to have the person's conviction vacated if certain conditions are met. Provides that prostitution is a criminal offense only if committed by Vacating convictions of trafficked persons. Provides that a child who was: (1) the victim of human trafficking; and (2) adjudicated a delinquent child for a nonviolent act performed while a victim of human trafficking; is entitled to have the adjudication vacated if certain conditions are met. Provides that a person who was: (1) the victim of human trafficking (as an adult); and (2) was convicted of a nonviolent offense committed while the person was being trafficked; is entitled to have the person's conviction vacated if certain conditions are met. Provides that prostitution is a criminal offense only if committed by a person who is at least 18 years of age. Defines "juvenile prostitution". Provides that a person less than 18 years of age who is engaged in juvenile prostitution is considered a victim of juvenile prostitution and human or sexual trafficking. Adds juvenile prostitution to offenses involving prostitution in human trafficking crimes and the crimes of visiting a common nuisance and promoting prostitution. ... View more