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S*0183 (Rat #0103, Act #0074 of 2015) General Bill, By Hayes and Bryant
Similar (S 0196, H 3125, H 3930)
Summary: Human trafficking
    AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 16-3-2020, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS OFFENSES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON IS CONSIDERED A TRAFFICKER IF THE PERSON GIVES OR OFFERS ANYTHING OF VALUE TO ANOTHER PERSON TO ENGAGE IN COMMERCIAL SEXUAL ACTIVITY KNOWING THAT THE OTHER PERSON IS A VICTIM OF TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS, TO PROVIDE THAT A VICTIM CONVICTED OF A TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS VIOLATION OR PROSTITUTION MAY MOTION THE COURT TO VACATE THE CONVICTION, AND TO PROVIDE THAT A VICTIM IS NOT SUBJECT TO PROSECUTION FOR TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS OR PROSTITUTION IF THE VICTIM WAS A MINOR AT THE TIME OF THE OFFENSE UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; TO AMEND SECTION 16-3-2030, RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A COURT MAY CONSIDER DISGORGEMENT OF PROFIT FROM A BUSINESS INVOLVED IN TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS AND DISBARMENT FROM GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS; TO AMEND SECTION 16-3-2040, RELATING TO RESTITUTION FOR VICTIMS OF TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE COURT MAY ORDER RESTITUTION IN AN AMOUNT REPRESENTING THE VALUE OF THE VICTIM'S LABOR OR SERVICES AND INCLUDE ATTORNEY'S FEES; TO AMEND SECTION 16-3-2050, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE TASK FORCE ON TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE TASK FORCE MAY MAKE GRANTS OR CONTRACTS TO DEVELOP OR EXPAND VICTIMS' SERVICE PROGRAMS. - ratified title
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12/10/14Senate Prefiled
12/10/14Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary
01/13/15Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 119)
01/13/15Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 119)
03/26/15Senate Recalled from Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 3)
03/27/15 Scrivener's error corrected
03/31/15Senate Amended (Senate Journal-page 24)
03/31/15Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 24)
03/31/15Senate Roll call Ayes-42 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 24)
04/01/15 Scrivener's error corrected
04/01/15Senate Read third time and sent to House (Senate Journal-page 16)
04/14/15House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 30)
04/14/15House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 30)
05/06/15House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary (House Journal-page 36)
05/07/15 Scrivener's error corrected
05/12/15House Amended (House Journal-page 13)
05/12/15House Read second time (House Journal-page 13)
05/12/15House Roll call Yeas-83 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 17)
05/13/15House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 11)
05/13/15 Scrivener's error corrected
05/14/15Senate House amendment amended
05/14/15Senate Returned to House with amendments (Senate Journal-page 29)
05/21/15House Debate adjourned until Tues., 5-26-15 (House Journal-page 25)
05/26/15House Non-concurrence in Senate amendment (House Journal-page 54)
05/26/15House Roll call Yeas-0 Nays-97 (House Journal-page 55)
05/27/15Senate Senate insists upon amendment and conference committee appointed Hayes, Hutto,Young (Senate Journal-page 41)
05/28/15House Conference committee appointed Brannon, Murphy, Weeks (House Journal-page 2)
06/02/15House Conference report received and adopted (House Journal-page 55)
06/02/15House Roll call Yeas-107 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 59)
06/03/15Senate Conference report adopted (Senate Journal-page 56)
06/03/15House Ordered enrolled for ratification (House Journal-page 207)
06/04/15 Ratified R 103
06/08/15 Signed By Governor
06/17/15 Effective date 06/08/15
06/18/15 Act No. 74



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