A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF ABUSED JUVENILE TO INCLUDE A MINOR WHO IS A VICTIM OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING, TO PROVIDE THAT MISTAKE OF AGE AND CONSENT OF A MINOR ARE NOT DEFENSES TO PROSECUTION OF AN OFFENSE OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING, TO REQUIRE MANDATORY RESTITUTION FOR VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING, TO PROVIDE THAT A MINOR SHALL NOT BE PROSECUTED FOR THE OFFENSE OF PROSTITUTION, TO PROVIDE FOR THE EXPUNCTION OF CERTAIN PERSONS CONVICTED OF PROSTITUTION, TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON WITH ONE CONVICTION FOR PROSTITUTION THAT IS THE RESULT OF BEING A HUMAN TRAFFICKING VICTIM IS ELIGIBLE FOR VICTIM'S COMPENSATION, TO MAKE EDUCATORS AWARE OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING ISSUES AND TO PROVIDE RESOURCES AND MATERIALS ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING TO EDUCATORS AND FOR DISTRIBUTION TO SCHOOL PERSONNEL, STUDENTS, AND PARENTS, AND TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO ESTABLISH A CENTRAL HOTLINE FOR REPORTING SUSPECTED CASES OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING.
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Amends new GS 14-208.1 to clarify that a minor engaged in prostitution is to be taken into temporary protective custody as an undisciplined juvenile under Article 19 of GS Chapter 7B (was, subject to temporary custody under GS 7B-1900, 7B-1901, and 7B-1905).
Provides that Sections 1 through 6 of this act apply to offenses committed on or after the effective date of this act, December 1, 2013.
Makes a technical correction inserting an omitted word in subsection (g) of new GS 15A-145.6. Makes conforming changes to GS 15A-151(a). Makes a clarifying change to GS 15B-2(2).
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