2007 Regular Session


File Code: Criminal Law - Substantive Crimes
Sponsored By:
Delegates Lawton, Dumais, Ali, Barkley, Beidle, Bronrott, Dwyer, Frank, Frush, Gilchrist, Gutierrez, Healey, Hecht, Hixson, Hucker, James, Kaiser, Kelly, N. King, Kullen, Lee, Love, Manno, McComas, McConkey, Mizeur, Montgomery, Nathan-Pulliam, Pena-Melnyk, Ramirez, Ross, Shank, Shewell, Simmons, Stein, Tarrant, Valderrama, and Waldstreicher
Human Trafficking, Extortion, and Involuntary Servitude


Prohibiting a person from knowingly soliciting specified persons for prostitution; prohibiting a person from obtaining or attempting to obtain labor or services by specified means; establishing that a specified penalty is based on the value of specified labor or services; prohibiting a person from making specified verbal threats with the intent to unlawfully extort labor or services; establishing penalties; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

House Action
First Reading Judiciary
Hearing 3/8 at 1:00 p.m.
Favorable with Amendments Report by Judiciary
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Third Reading Passed (138-0)
Returned Passed
Senate Action
First Reading Senate Rules
Re-referred Judicial Proceedings
Favorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
Favorable Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed
Third Reading Passed (46-0)
Action after passage in House and Senate
Approved by the Governor
- Chapter 341

Sponsored by:

Delegate Jane E. Lawton, District 18
Delegate Saqib Ali, District 39
Delegate Charles Barkley, District 39
Delegate Pamela Beidle, District 32
Delegate William A. Bronrott, District 16
Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, District 15
Delegate Donald H. Dwyer, Jr., District 31
Delegate William J. Frank, District 42
Delegate Barbara Frush, District 21
Delegate Jim Gilchrist, District 17
Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez, District 18
Delegate Anne Healey, District 22
Delegate Sue Hecht, District 3A
Delegate Sheila E. Hixson, District 20
Delegate Tom Hucker, District 20
Delegate Mary-Dulany James, District 34A
Delegate Anne R. Kaiser, District 14
Delegate Kevin Kelly, District 1B
Delegate Nancy J. King, District 39
Delegate Sue Kullen, District 27B
Delegate Susan C. Lee, District 16
Delegate Mary Ann E. Love, District 32
Delegate Roger Manno, District 19
Delegate Susan K. McComas, District 35B
Delegate Tony McConkey, District 33A
Delegate Heather Mizeur, District 20
Delegate Karen S. Montgomery, District 14
Delegate Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, District 10
Delegate Joseline Pena-Melnyk, District 21
Delegate Victor R. Ramirez, District 47
Delegate Justin D. Ross, District 22
Delegate Christopher B. Shank, District 2B
Delegate Tanya Shewell, District 5A
Delegate Luiz R. S. Simmons, District 17
Delegate Dana Stein, District 11
Delegate Shawn Z. Tarrant, District 40
Delegate Kriselda Valderrama, District 26
Delegate Jeff Waldstreicher, District 18

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Circuit Courts
Commerce and Business -see also- Dealers; Traders; etc
Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans'; etc.
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties; Sentences; etc.
District Courts
Human Rights
Licenses -see also- Alcoholic Bev Lic; Drivers' Licenses
Minors -see also- Age of Majority; Youth
Nudity and Sexual Displays -see also- Obscenity; Pornography
Work, Labor and Employment -see also- Col Barg; Holiday; etc

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Courts and Judicial Proceedings
( 4-301 , 4-301 , 4-302 )
Criminal Law
( 3-324 , 3-701 , 3-704 , 3-705 , 11-303 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled, Chapter
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Attorney General Letter (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments (Displayed in PDF Format):
Number: 972517/01     Offered on: April 2, 2007   at: 2:31 p.m.     Status: Adopted
Roll Call Votes (Legislative dates are shown):
March 28, 2007: Third Reading Passed (138-0)
April 4, 2007: Third Reading Passed (46-0)