Prostitution; expungement of charge if person was forced. (HB2440)

Introduced By

Del. Barbara Comstock (R-McLean)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Forced prostitution; expungement.  Provides that there shall exist an affirmative defense to the crime of prostitution when the person arrested or charged was induced to engage in prostitution through the use of force, intimidation, or deception by another. The bill also provides for expungement of a prostitution charge when the person was induced to engage in prostitution through the use of force, intimidation, or deception by another. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/19/2011Presented and ordered printed 11103783D
01/19/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/21/2011Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
01/26/2011Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/08/2011Left in Courts of Justice

Comments

VACOLAO, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

One of a package of bills advocated by the Polaris Project as needed to help better address issues related to human trafficking. VACOLAO supports this bill.