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The Senate has convened, unilaterally, in Special Session for the sole purpose of consideration of Executive Order 19-14.

CS/CS/SB 540: Human Trafficking

GENERAL BILL by Community Affairs ; Criminal Justice ; Book ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Berman ; Rader

Human Trafficking; Requiring the Department of Legal Affairs to establish a certain direct-support organization; requiring the direct-support organization, in conjunction with the Statewide Council on Human Trafficking, to form certain partnerships for specified purposes; requiring a public lodging establishment to train certain employees and create certain policies relating to human trafficking by a specified date; requiring that the criminal history record of a person who is convicted of, or who enters a plea of guilty or nolo contendere to, soliciting, inducing, enticing, or procuring another to commit prostitution, lewdness, or assignation be added to the Soliciting for Prostitution Public Database, etc.

Effective Date: Except as otherwise expressly provided in this act, this act shall take effect July 1, 2019
Last Action: 5/2/2019 Senate - Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/CS/HB 851 (Ch. 2019-152) -SJ 833
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  2. Community Affairs (CA)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/25/2019 Senate • Filed
2/8/2019 Senate • Referred to Criminal Justice; Community Affairs; Appropriations -SJ 70
2/12/2019 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice, 02/19/19, 10:00 am, 37 Senate Building
2/19/2019 Senate • CS by Criminal Justice; YEAS 4 NAYS 0 -SJ 159
2/20/2019 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
2/22/2019 Senate • Now in Community Affairs
3/5/2019 Senate • Introduced -SJ 70
• CS by Criminal Justice read 1st time -SJ 156
3/7/2019 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Community Affairs, 03/12/19, 4:00 pm, 301 Senate Building
3/12/2019 Senate • CS/CS by Community Affairs; YEAS 5 NAYS 0 -SJ 237
3/14/2019 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Now in Appropriations
• CS/CS by Community Affairs read 1st time -SJ 240
5/2/2019 Senate • Withdrawn from Appropriations -SJ 783
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 05/02/19 -SJ 783
• Read 2nd time -SJ 832
• Substituted CS/CS/CS/HB 851 -SJ 833
• Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/CS/HB 851 (Ch. 2019-152) -SJ 833