Trafficking in persons; civil cause of action. (SB133)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke) with support from co-patron Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)

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 prostitution or other prohibited commercial sexual conduct with a minor or who engage in or aid in the conduct of commercial sex trafficking. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
12/29/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101806D
12/29/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/27/2016Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2016Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2016Read second time
02/01/2016Reading of amendment waived
02/01/2016Committee amendment agreed to
02/01/2016Engrossed by Senate as amended SB133E
02/01/2016Printed as engrossed 16101806D-E
02/02/2016Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2016Placed on Calendar
02/05/2016Read first time
02/05/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/16/2016Assigned App. sub: Civil Law
02/16/2016Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
02/22/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (10-Y 0-N)
02/24/2016Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2016Committee substitute printed 16105677D-H1
02/25/2016Read second time
02/26/2016Read third time
02/26/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16105677D-H1
02/26/2016Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB133H1
02/26/2016Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/26/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2016House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2016Title replaced 16105677D-H1
03/02/2016Enrolled
03/02/2016Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB133ER)
03/02/2016Signed by Speaker
03/05/2016Signed by President
03/07/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, April 11, 2016
03/07/2016Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 3/7/2016
03/07/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, April 10, 2016
03/29/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 557 (effective 7/1/16)
03/29/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0557)

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 1 minute.

Transcript

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

SENATE BILL 133 PASSED THE REJECTED. HOUSE WITH A SUBSTITUTE. THE SENATOR FROM ROANOKE CITY, SENATOR EDWARDS. MR. PRESIDENT, I MOVE THAT WE CONCUR IN THE HOUSE SUBSTITUTE. IT'S A SUBSTITUTE, ACTUALLY, RATHER THAN AMENDMENT. MR. PRESIDENT, WHAT THIS BILL DOES, WHAT THE SUBSTITUTE DOES, SENATE BILL 133 DEALS WITH THE CIVIL ACTION FOR -- ON THE PART OF A VICTIM FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING. THE HOUSE ADDED THE PROVISION THAT JUVENILE WHO IS A VICTIM OF ANOTHER SECTION, FELONY SECTION OF THE CODE, 18.4-48, ABDUCTION WITH INTENT TO EXHORT MONEY FOR IMMORAL PURPOSES, BE ADDED TO THAT POSITION AND I THINK THAT WAS A GOOD IDEA AND THEREFORE I RECOMMEND THAT THE HOUSE -- SENATE CONCUR IN THE HOUSE SUBSTITUTE.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE SENATE CONCUR WITH THE SUBSTITUTE. 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.

[Unknown]: AYES 39, NOS 0. AYES 39, NOS 0. THE SENATE CONCURS WITH THE HOUSE SUBSTITUTE. SENATE BILL 253 PASSED THE HOUSE WITH A SUBSTITUTE. THE JUNIOR SENATOR FROM VIRGINIA BEACH, SENATOR DeSTEPH.