Trafficking in persons; civil action. (HB681)

Introduced By

Del. Jay Leftwich (R-Chesapeake) with support from co-patron Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake)

Progress

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

Description

Trafficking in persons; civil action. Creates a civil cause of action against individuals who engage in (i) abduction of any person for the purpose of prostitution, any child under 16 years of age for concubinage, or any minor for the purpose of manufacturing child pornography; (ii) prostitution or other prohibited commercial sexual conduct with a minor; or (iii)commercial sex trafficking, or who aid in the conduct thereof. Read the Bill »

Status

04/01/2016: signed by governor

History

DateAction
01/11/2016Committee
01/11/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101770D
01/11/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee Criminal Law
01/29/2016Assigned to sub: Civil Law
01/29/2016Assigned App. sub: Civil Law
01/29/2016Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
02/03/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
02/10/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (10-Y 0-N)
02/12/2016Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2016Committee substitute printed 16105167D-H1
02/13/2016Read first time
02/15/2016Read second time
02/15/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16105167D-H1
02/15/2016Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB681H1
02/16/2016Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/16/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/17/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/22/2016Committee substitute printed 16105711D-S1
02/22/2016Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2016Read third time
02/24/2016Reading of substitute waived
02/24/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16105711D-S1
02/24/2016Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB681S1
02/24/2016Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2016Placed on Calendar
02/26/2016Senate substitute rejected by House 16105711D-S1 (0-Y 96-N)
02/26/2016VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 96-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2016Senate insisted on substitute (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2016Senate requested conference committee
03/02/2016House acceded to request
03/03/2016Conferees appointed by House
03/03/2016Delegates: Leftwich, Hugo, Ward
03/03/2016Conferees appointed by Senate
03/03/2016Senators: Edwards, Chafin, Sturtevant
03/09/2016C Amended by conference committee
03/09/2016Conference report agreed to by House (93-Y 0-N)
03/09/2016VOTE: ADOPTION (93-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2016Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2016Reconsideration of conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2016Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/11/2016Enrolled
03/11/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB681ER)
03/25/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate reprinted (HB681ER)
03/25/2016Signed by Speaker
03/28/2016Signed by President
03/28/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/28/16
03/28/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, April 10, 2016
04/01/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 668 (effective 7/1/16)
04/01/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0668)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.

CIVIL ACTION. THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. I MOVE ADOPTION OF THE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE. THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE. OPPOSED, NO. THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER, THIS BILL WOULD CREATE A SPECIFIC CAUSE OF ACTION AND A SEVEN YEAR
REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE FOR COURTS OF JUSTICE. HOUSE BILL 510. REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE FOR COURTS OF JUSTICE. THE THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT IS AGREED TO. EVER HOUSE BILL 510. REPORTED FROM THE COMMITTEE FOR COURTS OF JUSTICE. HOUSE ABOUT BILL 537, REPORTED
THE HOUSE HAS REJECTED THE SENATE SUBSTITUTE. THE SENATOR FROM ROCKINGHAM. MR. PRESIDENT, I MOVE THAT WE INSIST ON THE SENATE SUBSTITUTE AND REQUEST A COMMITTEE OF CONFERENCE. THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE SENATE INSIST ON THE SUBSTITUTE AND REQUEST A COMMITTEE CONFERENCE. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL RECORD THEIR VOTES AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL. AYES 39, NOS 0. AYES 39, NOS 0. THE MOTION IS AGREED TO. HOUSE BILL 752. THE HOUSE HAS REJECTED THE SENATE SUBSTITUTE. SENATOR FROM ROCKINGHAM, SENATOR OBENSHAIN. MR. PRESIDENT, I WOULD ASK THAT WE INSIST ON THE SENATE SUBSTITUTE AND REQUEST A COMMITTEE OF CONFERENCE.