Prostitution, forced; vacating conviction, expungement of police and court records. (SB1273)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)

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 abducted for the purpose of prostitution in violation of 18.2-48 and 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 abducted for the purpose of prostitution in violation of 18.2-48 and was induced to engage in prostitution through the use of force, intimidation, or deception by another. Amends § 18.2-346, § 19.2-392.2, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/14/2013Presented and ordered printed 13103887D
01/14/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/30/2013Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2013Committee substitute printed 13104783D-S1
02/01/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2013Read second time
02/04/2013Reading of substitute waived
02/04/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104783D-S1
02/04/2013Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1273S1
02/04/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2013Passed Senate (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2013Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2013Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2013Placed on Calendar
02/06/2013Read first time
02/06/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2013Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
02/11/2013Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/18/2013Left in Courts of Justice

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 2 minutes.

Comments

ACLU-VA Women's Rights and Reproductive Freedom, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

The ACLU of Virginia supports legislation that provides individuals forced into prostitution a legal defense to prosecution and expungement of records if convicted. Human trafficking of children and immigrants is a growing criminal enterprise and the victims of these crimes should not be treated as criminals by the justice system.

ACLU-VA Immigrants Rights, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

ACLU of Virginia supports legislation that provides individuals forced into prostitution a legal defense to prosecution and expungement of records if convicted. Human trafficking of children and immigrants is a growing criminal enterprise and the victims of these crimes should not be treated as criminals by the justice system.