A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO CREATE A SAFE HARBOR FOR VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND FOR PROSTITUTED MINORS, MODIFY THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE NORTH CAROLINA HUMAN TRAFFICKING COMMISSION, AND PROVIDE FOR PAROLE CONSIDERATION OF CERTAIN INMATES SENTENCED UNDER THE FAIR SENTENCING ACT.
Senate amendment to the 2nd edition makes the following changes.
Amends GS 14-203.7, Patronizing a minor or mentally disabled person engaged in prostitution, deleting language which provided for an affirmative defense to the charge for reasonable belief that the person was age 18 or over or was not severely or profoundly mentally disabled. Makes conforming changes.
Amends GS 15A-1416.1, Motion by the defendant to vacate prostitution conviction for sex trafficking victim, providing that a motion for appropriate relief (MAR) seeking to vacate a conviction for prostitution based on the grounds set out in GS 15A-1415(b)(10) must be filed in the court where the conviction occurred (previously, provided that the Court of Appeals had jurisdiction to hear an MAR).
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