Raised H.B. No. 6657
Session Year 2021


To (1) adjust the membership in the Trafficking in Persons Council, (2) allow certain testimony in the case of a delinquency proceeding to be compelled, (3) establish an affirmative defense for trafficking in persons in the case of a victim of trafficking, (4) redefine "sex trafficking", (5) modify the elements of the crimes of patronizing a prostitute and commercial sexual abuse of a minor, (6) change the required frequency of a refresher course in human trafficking awareness for certain professions, and (7) extend vacatur relief to a person who committed certain crimes if a conviction is based on participation in the crime by the convicted person due to such person being a victim of trafficking.

Introduced by:
Judiciary Committee

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Co-sponsors for Amendment LCO:

Bill History

 Date Action Taken
 6/30/2021Signed by the Governor
 6/18/2021Transmitted by Secretary of the State to Governor
 6/18/2021Transmitted to the Secretary of State
 6/16/2021(LCO)Public Act 21-103
 6/8/2021In Concurrence
 6/8/2021Senate Passed as Amended by House Amendment Schedule A,B
 6/8/2021Senate Adopted House Amendment Schedule A,B
 5/14/2021(LCO)File Number 694
 5/14/2021Senate Calendar Number 433
 5/14/2021Favorable Report, Tabled for the Calendar, Senate
 5/12/2021House Passed as Amended by House Amendment Schedule A,B
 5/12/2021House Adopted House Amendment Schedule B 8397
 5/12/2021House Adopted House Amendment Schedule A 8465
 4/15/2021(LCO)File Number 479
 4/15/2021House Calendar Number 349
 4/15/2021Favorable Report, Tabled for the Calendar, House
 4/15/2021(LCO)Reported Out of Legislative Commissioners' Office
 4/9/2021(LCO)Referred to Office of Legislative Research and Office of Fiscal Analysis 04/14/21 5:00 PM
 3/30/2021(LCO)Filed with Legislative Commissioners' Office
 3/29/2021(JUD)Joint Favorable
 3/19/2021Public Hearing 03/24
 3/18/2021Referred to Joint Committee on Judiciary

Co-sponsors of HB-6657

Rep. Craig C. Fishbein, 90th Dist.
Rep. Gary A. Turco, 27th Dist.
Sen. Saud Anwar, 3rd Dist.
Rep. William A. Petit, 22nd Dist.
Rep. David Michel, 146th Dist.
Rep. Nicole Klarides-Ditria, 105th Dist.
Rep. Steven J. Stafstrom, 129th Dist.
Rep. Susan M. Johnson, 49th Dist.
Rep. Henry J. Genga, 10th Dist.
Rep. Josh Elliott, 88th Dist.
Rep. Ben McGorty, 122nd Dist.
Rep. Kenneth M Gucker, 138th Dist.
Rep. Jonathan Steinberg, 136th Dist.
Rep. Kara Rochelle, 104th Dist.
Rep. Tom Delnicki, 14th Dist.
Rep. Holly H. Cheeseman, 37th Dist.
Rep. Tami Zawistowski, 61st Dist.
Rep. Larry B. Butler, 72nd Dist.
Rep. Hilda E. Santiago, 84th Dist.
Rep. Bobby G. Gibson, 15th Dist.
Rep. John "Jack" F. Hennessy, 127th Dist.
Rep. Mitch Bolinsky, 106th Dist.
Rep. Dave W. Yaccarino, 87th Dist.
Rep. Cara Christine Pavalock-D'Amato, 77th Dist.
Rep. Catherine F. Abercrombie, 83rd Dist.
Rep. Terrie E. Wood, 141st Dist.
Rep. Kathy Kennedy, 119th Dist.
Rep. Dorinda Borer, 115th Dist.
Rep. Donna Veach, 30th Dist.
Rep. David Rutigliano, 123rd Dist.
Sen. Marilyn V. Moore, 22nd Dist.
Rep. Michael A. Winkler, 56th Dist.
Sen. Kevin D. Witkos, 8th Dist.

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