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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 76

 

January Session, 2009

 

LCO No. 378

   

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

 

Introduced by:

 

SEN. KANE, 32nd Dist.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONNECTICUT SAFE HARBOR FOR EXPLOITED CHILDREN ACT.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

That the general statutes be amended to (1) create a presumption that a child who is charged with prostitution is a victim of the offense of trafficking in persons and is therefore not subject to criminal sanction; and (2) provide social services to such child, including, but not limited to, safe housing, crisis intervention and other community-based programs.

Statement of Purpose:

To provide services and support to children who are the victims of sexual exploitation.