Current law requires each person who is convicted of a crime against a child to pay a surcharge to the clerk of the court for the judicial district in which the conviction occurs. The bill adds the crime of human trafficking of a minor for sexual servitude to the definition of crime against a child for purposes of the surcharge. For a class 2 felony, the amount of the fine is $1,500. The bill states that if the class 2 felony is for human trafficking of a minor for involuntary servitude or for human trafficking of a minor for sexual servitude, then the amount of the fine is $3,000. Additionally, in cases where an offender is required to pay the new surcharge, the court is encouraged to delay any finding of indigence until 6 months after the offender's conviction, at which time the court may require the defendant or defendant's counsel to submit documents that substantiate the defendant's indigence.
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Introduced In House - Assigned to JudiciaryFri, Feb 2nd 2018
Senate Third Reading Passed - No AmendmentsTue, Jan 30th 2018
Senate Second Reading Passed - No AmendmentsMon, Jan 29th 2018
Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No AmendmentsFri, Jan 26th 2018
Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the WholeTue, Jan 23rd 2018
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to FinanceThu, Jan 11th 2018