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HB 0234 - Anti-Human Trafficking Protective Response Act; enact

Tracking Level: Monitor
Sponsor: Chuck Efstration
Last Action: 3/5/2019 - Senate Read and Referred
House Committee: Juvenile Justice
Senate Committee: Judiciary
Assigned To:
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

HB 234 amends Titles 9, 15, 16, 17, and 41 of the O.C.G.A regarding human trafficking, sentencing, and victim treatment. Under this legislation survivors of human trafficking would be given trauma informed rehabilitation. This treatment would be available across the state of Georgia. The crime of prostitution would also be revised to exclude those under 18 years of age. Finally, the bill would add a clause for recognizing locations for human trafficking such as hotels as nuisance areas and would provide exemptions for self-reporting by these establishments.

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