Bill Summary for S 539 (2021-2022)

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Apr 20 2021

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Senate Bill 539 (Public) Filed Monday, April 5, 2021
AN ACT TO REQUIRE DISCLOSURE OF A CONVICTION FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN A CHILD CUSTODY PROCEEDING AND TO EXPAND THE CONDUCT PROHIBITED BY THE HUMAN TRAFFICKING LAW.
Intro. by Sanderson.

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Senate committee substitute amends the 1st edition as follows. 

Modifies the proposed changes to GS 50-13.1, concerning convictions that must be disclosed in the pleadings by a person instituting an action or proceeding for custody of a child. No longer makes the willful failure to make any of these required disclosures punishable as perjury. 

Amends GS 14-43.11 to include in the offense of human trafficking when a person knowingly patronizes a person that is held in servitude or sexual servitude (was, amended to include knowingly or in reckless disregard of the consequences, patronizes another person with the intent that the other person be held in involuntary or sexual servitude). Changes the effective date of these proposed changes to December 1, 2021 (previously, October 1, 2021).

Changes the act's long title. 

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