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2021 HB 6657: An Act Concerning Human Trafficking.

To (1) adjust the membership in the Trafficking in Persons Council, (2) allow certain testimony in the case of a delinquency proceeding to be compelled, (3) establish an affirmative defense for trafficking in persons in the case of a victim of trafficking, (4) redefine "sex trafficking", (5) modify the elements of the crimes of patronizing a prostitute and commercial sexual abuse of a minor, (6) change the required frequency of a refresher course in human trafficking awareness for certain professions, and (7) extend vacatur relief to a person who committed certain crimes if a conviction is based on participation in the crime by the convicted person due to such person being a victim of trafficking.

Behind the Bill