HB 3/FN/LM/CI (BR 922) - S. Overly, A. Wuchner, J. Adams, R. Adkins, J. Arnold Jr., L. Bechler, J. Bell, R. Benvenuti III, R. Bunch, T. Burch, De. Butler, Dw. Butler, J. Carney, L. Clark, H. Collins, L. Combs, T. Couch, W. Coursey, J. Crenshaw, R. Damron, J. DeCesare, M. Denham, B. DeWeese, J. Donohue, C. Embry Jr., J. Fischer, K. Flood, D. Floyd, J. Glenn, J. Gooch Jr., D. Graham, J. Greer, K. Hall, M. Harmon, R. Heath, R. Henderson, J. Hoover, D. Horlander, K. Imes, J. Jenkins, D. Keene, T. Kerr, K. King, M. King, A. Koenig, S. Lee, Ji. Lee, M. Marzian, D. Mayfield, T. McKee, D. Meade, R. Meeks, M. Meredith, C. Miller, T. Mills, B. Montell, T. Moore, R. Nelson, D. Osborne, D. Owens, R. Palumbo, R. Quarles, M. Rader, R. Rand, J. Richards, S. Riggs, T. Riner, C. Rollins II, B. Rowland, S. Santoro, J. Shell, J. Short, A. Simpson, K. Sinnette, R. Smart, D. St. Onge, J. Stacy, F. Steele, J. Stewart III, W. Stone, G. Stumbo, T. Thompson, J. Tilley, D. Watkins, G. Watkins, J. Wayne, R. Webber, S. Westrom, B. Yonts, J. York
AN ACT relating to human trafficking and making an appropriation therefor.
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 620 to require that a child who is suspected to be a human trafficking victim be treated as a case of dependency, neglect, or abuse, and provide requirements for how to handle these cases, require the creation of administrative regulations, and require an annual report; amend KRS 620.040 to clarify duties of various agencies in child human trafficking cases and allow protective custody by law enforcement; create a new section of KRS Chapter 15A to provide requirements for the Department of Juvenile Justice when a child is suspected to be a victim of human trafficking and require promulgation of administrative regulations; amend KRS 605.030 to permit court-designated workers to screen for human trafficking; create a new section of KRS Chapter 630 to prohibit a child victim of human trafficking from being charged with or adjudicated guilty of a status offense; amend KRS 529.010 to amend the definitions relating to prostitution and human trafficking; create a new section of KRS Chapter 529 to create a fee for a conviction of human trafficking offenses; create a new section of KRS Chapter 529 to establish a human trafficking victims fund; create a new section of KRS Chapter 529 to require asset forfeiture for human trafficking offenders and to provide for distribution of the proceeds; create a new section of KRS Chapter 529 to prohibit the prosecution of a minor under prostitution statutes; amend KRS 529.020 and 529.080 to conform; amend KRS 15.334, relating to police training, to require training relating to human trafficking; amend KRS 15.706 to require the Prosecutors Advisory Council to collect data on human trafficking; amend KRS 15.718 to require human trafficking training for prosecutors; create a new section of KRS Chapter 16 to require the Department of Kentucky State Police to designate a human trafficking unit; amend KRS 421.500, relating to victims services, to include victims of human trafficking; amend KRS 421.570, relating to victim advocates, to include training on human trafficking; amend KRS 413.249, relating to civil actions relating to childhood sexual abuse or childhood sexual assault, to include child victims of human trafficking; amend KRS 421.350, relating to testimony of certain child victims, to include child victims of human trafficking offenses; amend KRS 431.082 to provide a cause of action for victims of human trafficking; amend KRS 431.600, relating to coordination of child sexual abuse investigations and prosecutions, to include advocates for human trafficking victims; create a new section of KRS Chapter 336 to require the Labor Cabinet to report incidents of human trafficking and provide for reasonable cause immunity; amend KRS 337.385 to allow a court to award punitive damages and other costs and fees to victims of human trafficking; amend KRS 516.030, relating to forgery in the second degree, to include coercing another person to make or obtain a false instrument in the commission of human trafficking; require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to file a report on its plan to implement provisions relating to child human trafficking victims; provide that the Act may be cited as the "Human Trafficking Victims Rights Act.
HB 3 - AMENDMENTS
HCS/LM/CI - Retain original provisions except clarify that the provisions applying to children arise when there is a reasonable cause to believe a child has been the victim of human trafficking and to delete requirement for reports to the Interim Joint Committees on Judiciary and Health and Welfare.
SCS/FN/LM/CI - Retain original provisions except amend to modify reporting requirement, include provision for adequate funding allocation to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services through regulations; make technical corrections.
Feb 7-introduced in House
Feb 11-to Judiciary (H); posted in committee
Feb 13-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Feb 14-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 15, 2013
Feb 15-3rd reading, passed 95-0 with Committee Substitute
Feb 19-received in Senate
Feb 21-to Appropriations & Revenue (S)
Mar 5-taken from Appropriations & Revenue (S); 1st reading; returned to Appropriations & Revenue (S)
Mar 6-taken from Appropriations & Revenue (S); 2nd reading; returned to Appropriations & Revenue (S); reassigned to Judiciary (S)
Mar 7-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute ; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 7, 2013; 3rd reading, passed 37-0 with Committee Substitute
Mar 12-received in House; to Rules (H); taken from Rules; posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute ; House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute ; passed 97-0; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
Mar 19-signed by Governor (Acts Chapter 25)