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2012 Regular Session


File Code: Criminal Law - Substantive Crimes
Sponsored By:
Senators Raskin, Astle, Benson, Forehand, Jennings, King, Madaleno, Montgomery, Pinsky, Pugh, and Young
Crimes - Human Trafficking of Minor - Defenses


Providing that a person charged with a specified human trafficking offense involving a minor may not assert as a defense that the person did not know the age of the victim or that the minor consented; and providing that it is a defense that, at the time of the offense, the defendant made a specified attempt to ascertain the true age of the minor in a specified manner and did not rely solely on the verbal allegations or apparent age of the minor.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

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Senate Action
First Reading Senate Rules
Re-referred Judicial Proceedings
Hearing 3/21 at 1:00 p.m.
House Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Senator Jamie Raskin, District 20
Senator John C. Astle, District 30
Senator Joanne C. Benson, District 24
Senator Jennie M. Forehand, District 17
Senator J. B. Jennings, District 7
Senator Nancy J. King, District 39
Senator Richard S. Madaleno, Jr., District 18
Senator Karen S. Montgomery, District 14
Senator Paul G. Pinsky, District 22
Senator Catherine E. Pugh, District 40
Senator Ronald N. Young, District 3

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties and Sentnc; etc.
Human Rights
Minors -see also- Age of Majority; Youth

Bill affects the following Statute:

Criminal Law
( 11-303 )


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Amendments: None offered
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