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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Sent to the GovernorTue, Apr 17th 2018
Signed by the Speaker of the HouseTue, Apr 17th 2018
Signed by the President of the SenateThu, Apr 12th 2018
Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - RepassFri, Apr 6th 2018
House Third Reading Passed - No AmendmentsThu, Apr 5th 2018
House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - FloorWed, Apr 4th 2018
House Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to House Committee of the WholeThu, Mar 29th 2018
House Committee on Judiciary Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion OnlyThu, Mar 22nd 2018
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