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HB 1071: Commercially Sexually Exploited Children

GENERAL BILL by Fresen

Commercially Sexually Exploited Children; Specifies when child believed to be commercially sexually exploited may be taken into custody; provides requirements for handling such children when taken into custody; provides for assessment of such children who are placed in custody of DCF; provides for placement of children found to be at high risk of continued sexual exploitation in protective secure residential treatment programs; provides criteria for placement in residential programs; provides for reports of examiners; requires dependency petitions in certain circumstances; requires report if child does not meet criteria for placement under specified provisions; specifies requirements for DCF if child is placed under specified provisions; requires reassessment of child who runs away & returns; specifies burden of proof in hearings; specifies that safe harbor provisions apply to children who are victims of commercial sexual exploitation.

Effective Date: 7/1/2014
Last Action: 5/2/2014 House - Died in Healthy Families Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 7141 (Ch. 2014-161)
Location: In committee/council (HFS)
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/24/2014 House • Filed
3/4/2014 House • Introduced -HJ 91
3/5/2014 House • Referred to Healthy Families Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 204
5/2/2014 House • Died in Healthy Families Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 7141 (Ch. 2014-161)