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House Bill 1825

House Bill 1825

ARCHIVE (2005)

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DIGEST OF HB 1825 (Updated February 22, 2005 5:42 pm - DI 107)

Human and sexual trafficking; matchmaking; intimidation. Provides that a person who knowingly or intentionally recruits, harbors, or transports another person to engage the other person in forced labor or involuntary servitude, or to force the other person into marriage, commits promotion of human trafficking, a Class B felony. Provides that certain individuals who knowingly or intentionally sell or transfer custody of a child under 18 years of age for the purpose of prostitution commits sexual trafficking of a minor, a Class A felony. Provides that a person who knowingly or intentionally pays for an individual who is forced into forced labor, involuntary servitude, marriage, or prostitution commits human trafficking, a Class B felony. Adds human and sexual trafficking crimes to the list of crimes that: (1) invoke certain procedures for evidence concerning protected persons; (2) can be a crime of domestic violence; (3) can be murder if a person is killed during the commission of the crime; and (4) can be a "racketeering activity". Requires an international matchmaking organization to notify a recruit that the recruit is entitled to a criminal history information and a marital history declaration of a resident under certain situations and makes a violation a Class C misdemeanor. Makes intimidation a Class D felony instead of a Class A misdemeanor if the person to whom the threat is communicated is an employee of a court or probation department.
Current Status:
Passed 2nd reading - first House
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