HB 167: Victims of Human Trafficking
GENERAL BILL by Spano ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Burgess ; Cortes, J. ; Davis ; Drake ; Edwards-Walpole ; Fitzenhagen ; Killebrew ; Leek ; Olszewski ; Pigman ; Stone ; Williams ; Yarborough
Victims of Human Trafficking; Designates act "Civil Action for Victims of Human Trafficking and Prevention of Human Trafficking Act"; provides civil cause of action for victims of human trafficking against trafficker or facilitator; provides procedures & requirements for bringing claim; provides for damages, punitive damages, & costs; requires court to impose civil penalties in certain circumstances; provides for distribution of civil penalties & punitive damages; provides that such actions are not subject to statute of limitations; provides affirmative defense for public lodging establishments; specifies that certain provisions concerning civil actions for criminal practices do not apply.
Last Action: 1/9/2018 House - Introduced -HJ 23
Bill Text: PDF
• Referred to Civil Justice and Claims Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 23
• On Committee agenda-- Civil Justice and Claims Subcommittee, 11/08/17, 1:30 pm, Sumner Hall
• Favorable by Civil Justice and Claims Subcommittee; YEAS 15 NAYS 0 -HJ 252
• Now in Justice Appropriations Subcommittee
• On Committee agenda-- Justice Appropriations Subcommittee, 12/06/17, 1:30 pm, Morris Hall
• Favorable by Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; YEAS 12 NAYS 0 -HJ 259
• Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 259
• Introduced -HJ 23
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