2014 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: McClellan
Correctional Bed Space Impact of HB 716

Item 385 #18h

Item 385 #18h

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Public Safety
Corrections, Department of FY2015 $50,000 FY2016 $0 GF

Page 319, line 54, strike "$100,829,105" and insert "$100,879,105".
Page 321, after line 37, insert:
"e.  To establish penalties for forced labor or sexual servitude -- $50,000."

(This amendment involves proposed legislation establishing felony penalties for forced labor or sexual servitude. Under the proposal, any person who knowingly uses coercion to compel another to provide labor or services would be guilty of forced labor, a Class 4 felony. Forced labor of a minor would be punishable as a Class 3 felony. The definition of coercion would include destroying, taking, or threatening to destroy or take an individual’s property, controlling or threatening to control an individual’s access to a controlled substance, the abuse or threatened abuse of law or legal process, the use of debt bondage, and the commission of criminal fraud. The proposal also establishes a new Class 3 felony offense for knowingly maintaining or making a minor available for the purpose of engaging the minor in commercial sexual activity. Any person who knowingly uses coercion or deception to compel an adult to engage in commercial sexual activity would be guilty of a Class 4 felony. In addition, an individual who knowingly recruits, transports, harbors, receives, provides, obtains, isolates, maintains, or entices another in furtherance of forced labor or sexual servitude would be guilty of a Class 4 felony. If the victim of this offense is a minor, the penalty would be increased to a Class 3 felony.)