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HB 1367: Offenses Involving Minors and Vulnerable Persons

GENERAL BILL by Nunez

Offenses Involving Minors and Vulnerable Persons; Increases maximum age at which victim or witness may be allowed to testify via CCTV rather than in courtroom in certain circumstances; includes human trafficking as underlying felony offense to support felony murder conviction; provides increased criminal penalties for human trafficking offenses if victim suffers great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement; specifies that penalties for branding must be for purpose of committing offense of human trafficking; prohibits certain defense to prosecution; includes human trafficking & lewd & lascivious offenses in rules of evidence applicable to sexually-related offenses.

Effective Date: 7/1/2016
Last Action: 3/11/2016 House - Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 545 (Ch. 2016-24), CS/SB 1294 (Ch. 2016-199)
Location: In committee/council (CRJS)
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/11/2016 House • Filed
1/12/2016 House • Introduced -HJ 114
1/15/2016 House • Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 230
3/11/2016 House • Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 545 (Ch. 2016-24), CS/SB 1294 (Ch. 2016-199)