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Alabama SB 41



Session: 2009 Regular Session - 2009 (2/3/09 thru 5/19/09 In Session)

Intro Date: 2/3/09



Sponsor: Senator Henry E. Erwin (R)



Subject: Gentleman`s Clubs



Summary:

Adult entertainment establishments, employment of minors prohibited, penalties. An Act to Prohibit the employment of any person less than the age of 21 in a commercial establishment or private club where entertainers, employees, dancers, or waiters appear nude or semi-Nude; to provide for criminal penalties; and in connection therewith would have as its purpose or effect the requirement of a new or increased expenditure of local funds within the meaning of Amendment 621 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, now appearing as Section 111.05 of the Official Recompilation of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended.



Under existing law, persons under the age of 19 are expressly prohibited from working in establishments where live entertainment is presented, in whole or in part, that depicts breast nudity, genital nudity, sexual excitement, or other sexual conduct. This bill would prohibit the employment of any person less than the age of 21 in a commercial establishment or private club where entertainers, employees, dancers, or waiters appear nude or semi-Nude. This bill would provide for criminal penalties. Amendment 621 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, now appearing as Section 111.05 of the Official Recompilation of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended, prohibits a general law whose purpose or effect would be to require a new or increased expenditure of local funds from becoming effective with regard to a local governmental entity without enactment by a 2/3 vote unless: it comes within one of a number of specified exceptions; it is approved by the affected entity; or the Legislature appropriates funds, or provides a local source of revenue, to the entity for the purpose. The purpose or effect of this bill would be to require a new or increased expenditure of local funds within the meaning of the amendment. However, the bill does not require approval of a local governmental entity or enactment by a 2/3 vote to become effective because it comes within one of the specified exceptions contained in the amendment.



History:

02/03/2009 Read for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Judiciary





Arizona HB 2148



Session: 49th Legislature, First Regular Session - 2009 (1/12/09 thru 4/21/09 In Session)



Intro Date: 1/20/09



Sponsor: Representative Kyrsten Sinema (D)



Subject: Gentleman`s Clubs



Summary:

Human trafficking; violation.



History:

01/20/09 (H) First read

01/20/09 (H) Assigned to Committee:JUD

01/20/09 (H) Assigned to Committee:RULES

01/21/09 (H) Second Read





Arizona HB 2151



Session: 49th Legislature, First Regular Session - 2009 (1/12/09 thru 4/21/09 In Session)



Intro Date: 1/20/09

Sponsor: Representative Kyrsten Sinema (D)



Subject: Gentleman`s Clubs



Summary:

Human trafficking coordinating council.



History:

01/20/09 (H) First read

01/20/09 (H) Assigned to Committee:GOV

01/20/09 (H) Assigned to Committee:JUD

01/20/09 (H) Assigned to Committee:RULES

01/21/09 (H) Second Read





Arizona HB 2217



Session: 49th Legislature, First Regular Session - 2009 (1/12/09 thru 4/21/09 In Session)



Intro Date: 1/20/09



Sponsor: Representative Edward Ableser (D)



Subject: Gentleman`s Clubs



Summary:

Lobbyists; gift ban.



History:

01/20/09 (H) First read

01/20/09 (H) Assigned to Committee:GOV

01/20/09 (H) Assigned to Committee:JUD

01/20/09 (H) Assigned to Committee:RULES

01/21/09 (H) Second Read





Arizona HB 2447



Session: 49th Legislature, First Regular Session - 2009 (1/12/09 thru 4/21/09 In Session)



Intro Date: 2/5/09

Sponsor: Representative David T. Bradley (D)



Subject: Gentleman`s Clubs



Summary:

Temporary liquor tax.



History:

02/05/09 (H) First read

02/05/09 (H) Assigned to Committee:WM

02/05/09 (H) Assigned to Committee:COM

02/05/09 (H) Assigned to Committee:RULES





Arizona SB 1111



Session: 49th Legislature, First Regular Session - 2009 (1/12/09 thru 4/21/09 In Session)



Intro Date: 1/14/09



Sponsor: Senator Jonathan Paton (R)



Subject: Gentleman`s Clubs



Summary:

County planning and zoning; revisions.



History:

01/14/09 (S) First read





Arkansas SB 34



Session: 87th General Assembly - 2009 (1/12/09 thru 3/12/09 In Session)



Intro Date: 1/12/09



Sponsor: Senator Robert Thompson (D)



Subject: Gentleman`s Clubs



Summary:

To provide a procedure for the eviction of tenants engaged in certain gambling, alcohol, and prostitution offenses.



Hearing Dates: 2/9/09 1:30:00 PM BA - Senate Bills for Third Reading...



History:

01/12/09 (S) Filed

01/12/09 (S) Read first time, rules suspended, read second time, referred to Senate Committee on Judiciary

01/22/09 (S) Withdrawn from Committee for purpose of amendment # 1

01/22/09 (S) Amendment # 1 read the first time, rules suspended, read the second time and adopted, ordered engrossed.

01/22/09 (S) REPORTED CORRECTLY ENGROSSED

01/22/09 (S) Re-referred to Senate Committee on Judiciary

02/04/09 (S) Returned by the Committee with the recommendation that it Do Pass as amended, Amendment # 2

02/05/09 (S) Placed on second reading for purpose of amendment.

02/05/09 (S) Amendment # 2 read the first time, rules suspended, read the second time and adopted, ordered engrossed.

02/05/09 (S) REPORTED CORRECTLY ENGROSSED





Arkansas SB 90



Session: 87th General Assembly - 2009 (1/12/09 thru 3/12/09 In Session)



Intro Date: 1/16/09

Sponsor: Senator Henry Wilkins (D)



Subject: Gentleman`s Clubs



Summary:

An act to levy an excise tax on spirituous liquor and wine sold in Arkansas.



History:

01/16/09 (S) Filed

01/21/09 (S) Read first time, rules suspended, read second time, referred to Senate Committee on Revenue and Taxation





California AB 17



Session: 2009-2010 (12/1/08 thru 8/31/10 In Session)



Intro Date: 12/1/08



Sponsor: Assemblyman Sandre R. Swanson (D)



Subject: Gentleman`s Clubs



Summary:

Prostitution: solicitation, pimping, and pandering. An act to add Sections 266m and 266n to the Penal Code, relating to sex offenses, declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately. Existing law, a person who is convicted of human trafficking where the victim is under 18 years of age is punishable by imprisonment in the state prison. A person convicted of soliciting or agreeing to engage in an act of prostitution is guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for up to 6 months and a fine of up to $1,000. Under existing law, a person who is convicted of pimping, pandering, or procurement of a child under 16 years of age is guilty of a felony, punishable by imprisonment in the state prison and a fine of up to $15,000. In addition, under existing law, the court may impose a fine of up to $5,000 on a person convicted of pimping, pandering, or procuring a child under 16 years of age for any of those purposes, the proceeds of which are deposited into the Victim-Witness Assistance Fund, to be made available to child sexual exploitation and child sexual abuse victim counseling centers and prevention programs. This bill would require a court to impose upon any person who solicits another person to engage in an act of prostitution in return for money or other consideration or who agrees to give another person money or other consideration in return for the other person committing an act of prostitution, in addition to any punishment prescribed or fine imposed under other applicable provisions, a fine of no less than $250 and no more than $2,500 per conviction, as determined by the court. The bill would also require a court to impose upon any person who is convicted of pimping, pandering, or procuring of a child under 16 years of age, in addition to any other punishment prescribed, a fine of no less than $2,500 and no more than $250,000 per conviction, as determined by the court. In addition, this bill would authorize the court to impound any personal property used in the course of that unlawful conduct for a period of up to 60 days. If the person has previously been convicted of one of those offenses, the court would be authorized to order any personal property used in the course of committing the violation forfeited, pursuant to specified procedures. If real property is used in a violation of those provisions, the bill would apply to that property existing provisions of law declaring property used for illegal purposes to be a nuisance. By imposing additional duties on local officials, this bill would create a state-Mandated local program. This bill would also require each county to establish a sexually exploited mino... (Please see bill detail)



History:

Dec. 1, 2008 Read first time. To print.

Dec. 2, 2008 From printer. May be heard in committee January 1.

Feb. 5, 2009 Referred to Com. on PUB. S.





Colorado HB 1238



Session: 67th General Assembly, First Regular Session - 2009 (1/7/09 thru 5/6/09 In Session)



Intro Date: 1/30/09

Sponsor: Representative Joe Rice (D)



Subject: Adult Film Industry; Gentleman`s Clubs



Summary:

Civil Forfeiture. A bill for an act concerning civil forfeiture.



Adds a building knowingly used for housing or place of employment for a victim of human trafficking to the list of buildings that may be forfeited. Repeals specific requirements for forfeiture actions, including but not limited to the following: ! that a conviction must be obtained in the same jurisdiction as the jurisdiction in which the forfeiture action is brought; ! that in specified circumstances a forfeiture action may proceed and judgment may be entered without a criminal conviction of the owner; and that all forfeiture actions shall proceed in state district court if the property was seized by a local or state law enforcement agency as a result of an ongoing state criminal investigation. Allows a court to order any property subject to forfeiture to be sold by a sheriff in the manner provided for sales on execution. States how the proceeds of the sale shall be applied, including providing funding for mental health treatment and a victim notification network. Repeals the requirement that an annual forfeiture report be filed with the department of local affairs. Makes conforming amendments. !.



History:

01/30/2009 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary





Connecticut SB 316



Session: 2009 Regular Session - 2009 (1/7/09 thru 6/3/09 In Session)



Intro Date: 1/22/09



Sponsor: Senator Edith G. Prague (D)



Subject: Gentleman`s Clubs



Summary:

An act concerning the revocation of a liquor permit for selling alcohol to an intoxicated person. Purpose: To hold liquor permittees responsible when their establishment sells alcoholic liquor to an intoxicated person who thereafter causes the death of another person.



History:

01/22/09 referred to joint committee on general law committee





Georgia SB 74



Session: 2009-2010 (1/12/09 thru 4/2/10 In Session)



Intro Date: 1/30/09



Sponsor: Senator Renee S. Unterman (R)



Subject: Adult Film Industry; Gentleman`s Clubs



Summary:

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 2 of Title 39 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to the regulation of employment of minors, so as to provide for the minimum age of certain employees in adult entertainment establishments; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.



History:

01/30/2009 Senate Read and Referred





Georgia SB 91



Session: 2009-2010 (1/12/09 thru 4/2/10 In Session)



Intro Date: 2/4/09



Sponsor: Senator Jack Murphy (R)



Subject: Adult Film Industry; Gentleman`s Clubs



Summary:

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 15 of Title 17 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to victim compensation, so as to provide for an adult entertainment surcharge; to provide for definitions; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.



History:

02/04/2009 Senate Read and Referred





Hawaii HB 146



Session: 25th Legislature - 2009-2010 (1/21/09 thru 5/1/10 In Session)



Intro Date: 1/23/09



Sponsor: Representative Joseph Souki (D)



Subject: Gentleman`s Clubs



Summary:

Proposing an amendment to the Hawaii constitution to permit gambling in the state. Proposes to add a new section to article xvi of the state constitution to permit gambling in the state, in accordance with law.



History:

1/22/2009 H Pending introduction.

1/23/2009 H Introduced and Pass First Reading.

1/26/2009 H Referred to EBM/TCI, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 2





Hawaii HB 563



Session: 25th Legislature - 2009-2010 (1/21/09 thru 5/1/10 In Session)



Intro Date: 1/26/09



Sponsor: Representative Angus L. K. McKelvey (D)



Subject: Gentleman`s Clubs



Summary:

Relating to intoxicating liquor. Requires liquor licenses to carry liability insurance as a condition of acquiring and renewing a license. Requires liquor liability insurers to notify the county liquor commissions upon a termination, rejection, or nonrenewal of a licensee's coverage.



History:

1/23/2009 H Pending introduction.

1/26/2009 H Introduced and Pass First Reading.

1/26/2009 H Referred to EBM, CPC, referral sheet 2





Hawaii SB 300



Session: 25th Legislature - 2009-2010 (1/21/09 thru 5/1/10 In Session)



Intro Date: 1/23/09



Sponsor: Senator Rosalyn H. Baker (D)



Subject: Gentleman`s Clubs



Summary:

Relating to intoxicating liquor. Requires liquor licenses to carry liability insurance as a condition of acquiring and renewing a license. Requires liquor liability insurers to notify the county liquor commissions upon a termination, rejection, or nonrenewal of a licensee's coverage.



Hearing Dates: 2/11/09 S The committee(s) on TIA has scheduled a public hearing on 02-11-09 1:30pm in conference room 224.



History:

1/23/2009 S Introduced.

1/26/2009 S Passed First Reading.

1/28/2009 S Referred to TIA, CPN.

2/6/2009 S The committee(s) on TIA has scheduled a public hearing on 02-11-09 1:30pm in conference room 224.





Hawaii SB 725



Session: 25th Legislature - 2009-2010 (1/21/09 thru 5/1/10 In Session)



Intro Date: 1/23/09

Sponsor: Senator Carol Fukunaga (D)



Subject: Gentleman`s Clubs



Summary:

Relating to liquor license applications. Requires all applicants for a liquor license to notify all businesses and current registered voters within 500 feet of the property on which the liquor is to be served.



History:

1/23/2009 S Introduced.

1/26/2009 S Passed First Reading.

1/28/2009 S Referred to TIA, CPN.





Hawaii SB 1100



Session: 25th Legislature - 2009-2010 (1/21/09 thru 5/1/10 In Session)



Intro Date: 1/26/09

Sponsor: Senator Les Ihara (D)



Subject: Gentleman`s Clubs



Summary:

Relating to campaign contributions. Prohibits a lobbyist who lobbies the legislature, principal of a lobbyist, client or agent of lobbyist, and a political action committee on which the lobbyist sits from making a contribution to a member of the legislature, the governor, and lieutenant governor while the legislature is in session.



History:

1/26/2009 S Introduced.

1/28/2009 S Passed First Reading.

1/30/2009 S Referred to JGO.





Indiana HB 1295



Session: 116th General Assembly - 2009 (1/7/09 thru 4/29/09 In Session)



Intro Date: 1/13/09



Sponsor: Representative Timothy N. Brown (R)



Subject: Gentleman`s Clubs



Summary:

Taxes on alcoholic beverages for health care. Increases the excise taxes on all alcoholic beverages. Establishes the health care fund. Requires the family and social services administration to use the money to make intergovernmental transfers for disproportionate share hospital care, hospital care for the indigent, and the hospital care for the indigent upper payment level program. Specifies that 25 percent of the new revenue must be used to make payments to physician providers participating in Medicaid. (The introduced version of this bill was prepared by the select joint commission on Medicaid oversight.).



History:

01/13/2009 H Authored by Representative T. Brown

01/13/2009 H Coauthored by Representatives C. Brown and Welch

01/13/2009 H First reading: referred to Committee on Interstate and International Cooperation





Indiana HB 1613



Session: 116th General Assembly - 2009 (1/7/09 thru 4/29/09 In Session)



Intro Date: 1/16/09



Sponsor: Representative Sheila J. Klinker (D)



Subject: Gentleman`s Clubs



Summary:

Increases alcoholic beverage excise taxes. Increases the beer and cider excise tax from $0.115 to $0.65 per gallon. Increases the wine excise tax from $0.47 to $2.07 per gallon. Increases the liquor excise tax from $2.68 to $6.95 per gallon. Provides that each of the funds that receives these excise taxes will receive the same percentage of the new rates as the percentage it receives under the existing rates.



History:

01/16/2009 H Authored by Representative Klinker

01/16/2009 H Coauthored by Representative Cherry

01/16/2009 H First reading: referred to Committee on Ways and Means





Indiana SB 399



Session: 116th General Assembly - 2009 (1/7/09 thru 4/29/09 In Session)



Intro Date: 1/12/09

Sponsor: Senator Gary P. Dillon (R)



Subject: Gentleman`s Clubs



Summary:

Smoking ban in public places. Prohibits smoking in public places and places of employment. Provides exceptions to the smoking prohibitions. Allows a person who owns or controls an establishment, facility, or outdoor area that does not qualify as a public place or place of employment to declare the area a nonsmoking place. Requires the posting of no smoking signs in and the removal of ashtrays from a public place or place of employment. Prohibits firing or refusing to hire a person for reporting a violation or exercising an obligation under the smoking ban law. Prohibits smoking on school buses. Requires the department of health (department) or the department's designee to enforce the smoking prohibitions. Requires the department to establish a schedule of civil penalties. Establishes the public smoking enforcement fund. Provides procedures for administering civil penalties for violations. Establishes duties for the department. Provides procedures for administering civil penalties for violations. Allows local governments to adopt more restrictive anti-smoking ordinances. Repeals the current clean indoor air law and related definitions. Makes conforming changes.



History:

01/12/2009 S Authored by Senator Dillon

01/12/2009 S First reading: referred to Committee on Commerce and Public Policy & Interstate Cooperation





Iowa HB 148



Session: 83rd General Assembly - 2009-2010 (1/12/09 thru 4/25/10 In Session)



Intro Date: 1/29/09

Sponsor: Representative Christopher C. Rants (R)



Subject: Gentleman`s Clubs



Summary:

A bill for an act relating to the liability of an alcoholic beverage licensee or permittee. This bill provides that an alcoholic beverage licensee or permittee of a premises against whom a dramshop action has been filed shall be liable for damages even if the licensee or permittee ceases to be a licensee or permittee of the premises after the commencement of the action. The bill also provides that a licensee or permittee of a premises against whom a dramshop action has been filed shall not be liable for damages if the licensee or permittee became the licensee or permittee of the premises after the filing of the action.



History:

January 29, 2009 (H) Introduced, referred to Judiciary.

January 29, 2009 (H) Subcommittee, R. Olson, Helland, and Lensing.





Iowa HB 206



Session: 83rd General Assembly - 2009-2010 (1/12/09 thru 4/25/10 In Session)



Intro Date: 2/4/09

Sponsor: Representative Christopher C. Rants (R)



Subject: Gentleman`s Clubs



Summary:

A bill for an act limiting the liability of an alcoholic beverage licensee or permittee for certain alcohol-related accidents resulting in death or injury to a third person. This bill limits the liability of an alcoholic beverage licensee or permittee who sold and served intoxicating beverages to a person who is subsequently involved in an alcohol=related accident resulting in death or injury to a third person, commonly referred to as the dram shop act. The bill provides a damage limitation for personal injury, property damage, or loss of support of $250,000 per person incurring damages.



History:

February 4, 2009 (H) Introduced, referred to Judiciary.





Iowa HSB 74 (SB 27)



Session: 83rd General Assembly - 2009-2010 (1/12/09 thru 4/25/10 In Session)



Intro Date: 1/22/09



Sponsor: Public Safety



Subject: Gentleman`s Clubs



Summary:

A study bill relating to the crime of human trafficking. In Public Safety. This bill relates to human trafficking. The bill amends the definition of "Commercial sexual activity" as an element of the crime of human trafficking to include any sexual activity of a sexual nature for the performance of which anything of value is given, promised to, or received by any person including but not limited to a sex act as defined in code section 702.17, prostitution, participation in the production of pornography, and performance in strip clubs. Current law provides that a person who knowingly engages in human trafficking by soliciting services or benefiting from the services of a victim is guilty of a class "D" felony, except that if the victim is under the age of 18, the person is guilty of a class "C" felony. "Services" means an ongoing relationship between a person and the actor in which the person performs activities under the supervision of or for the benefit of the actor, including commercial sexual activity and sexually explicit performances. A class "C" felony is punishable by confinement for no more than 10 years and a fine of at least $1,000 but not more than $10,000 and a class "D" felony is punishable by confinement for no more than five years and a fine of at least $750 but not more than $7,500. The bill amends provisions in victims rights laws to extend protections to child victims of human trafficking relating to child victim services, protection of a child victim's privacy, and the appointment of a guardian ad litem for a prosecuting witness who is a child.



History:

January 22, 2009 Date Recorded Public Safety: Heddens Chair, Alons, and Whitead.

January 21, 2009 (S) Introduced as SB 27, placed on calendar.





Iowa PRE 1355



Session: 2009



Sponsor: Attorney General



Subject: Gentleman`s Clubs



Summary:

Human Trafficking.



History:

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Iowa SB 27



Session: 83rd General Assembly - 2009-2010 (1/12/09 thru 4/25/10 In Session)



Intro Date: 1/21/09



Sponsor: Judiciary



Subject: Adult Film Industry; Gentleman`s Clubs



Summary:

A bill for an act relating to the crime of human trafficking. (Formerly SSB 1023.). This bill relates to human trafficking. The bill amends the definition of "Commercial sexual activity" as an element of the crime of human trafficking to include any sexually explicit performance for which anything of value is given, promised to, or received by any person including but not limited to prostitution, participation in the production of pornography, and performance in strip clubs. Current law provides that a person who knowingly engages in human trafficking by soliciting services or benefiting from the services of a victim is guilty of a class "D" felony, except that if the victim is under the age of 18, the person is guilty of a class "C" felony. "Services" means an ongoing relationship between a person and the actor in which the person performs activities under the supervision of or for the benefit of the actor, including commercial sexual activity and sexually explicit performances. A class "C" felony is punishable by confinement for no more than 10 years and a fine of at least $1,000 but not more than $10,000 and a class "D" felony is punishable by confinement for no more than five years and a fine of at least $750 but not more than $7,500. The bill amends provisions in victims rights laws to extend protections to child victims of human trafficking relating to child victim services and the appointment of a guardian ad litem for a prosecuting witness who is a child.



History:

January 21, 2009 (S) Introduced, placed on calendar.

January 21, 2009 (S) Committee report, approving bill.

January 27, 2009 Fiscal note. SCS.

January 27, 2009 (S) Passed Senate, ayes 50, nays none.

January 27, 2009 (S) Immediate message.

January 27, 2009 (H) Message from Senate.

January 27, 2009 (H) Read first time, referred to Judiciary.

January 29, 2009 (H) Subcommittee, Ford, Schulte, and Wessel-Kroeschell.





Iowa SB 42



Session: 83rd General Assembly - 2009-2010 (1/12/09 thru 4/25/10 In Session)



Intro Date: 1/26/09



Sponsor: Senator Paul McKinley (R)



Subject: Gentleman`s Clubs



Summary:

A bill for an act modifying the criminal offense of indecent exposure, and providing penalties. This bill makes changes to the criminal offense of indecent exposure. Under the bill, a person commits indecent exposure if the person exposes the genitals or pubes of the person for the purpose of satisfying or gratifying the sexual desires of the person or any other person other than the person's spouse, under circumstances in which the person knows the conduct is likely to cause affront or alarm. Current law provides that the indecent exposure of a person be directed to another person for the purpose of sexual arousal or gratification and that the person knows or reasonably should know that the act is offensive to the viewer. Under the bill, a person also commits indecent exposure if the person commits a sex act, as defined in code section 702.17, in the presence or view of a third person for the purpose of satisfying or gratifying the sexual desires of the person or any other person under circumstances in which the person knows the conduct is likely to cause affront or alarm. Current law provides that a person commits indecent exposure if the person commits a sex act in the presence or view of a third person for the purpose of satisfying or gratifying the sexual desires of either party and the person knows or reasonably should know that the act is offensive to the viewer. Under the bill and in current law, a person who commits indecent exposure is guilty of a serious misdemeanor. In addition, under the bill and in current law, a person who commits indecent exposure is subject to a special sentence pursuant to code section 903b.2, and is also required to register as a sex offender.



History:

January 26, 2009 (S) Introduced, referred to Judiciary.

January 27, 2009 (S) Subcommittee, Kreiman, Boettger, and Warnstadt.



Iowa SSB 1023 (SB 27)

Session: 83rd General Assembly - 2009-2010 (1/12/09 thru 4/25/10 In Session)



Intro Date: 1/14/09



Sponsor: Judiciary



Subject: Gentleman`s Clubs



Summary:

A study bill for an act relating to the crime of human trafficking. 01/14/09 Subcommittee: Sodders,Kreiman,Boettger See SF 27. In Judiciary. This bill relates to human trafficking. The bill amends the definition of "Commercial sexual activity" as an element of the crime of human trafficking to include any sexual activity of a sexual nature for the performance of which anything of value is given, promised to, or received by any person including but not limited to a sex act as defined in code section 702.17, prostitution, participation in the production of pornography, and performance in strip clubs. Current law provides that a person who knowingly engages in human trafficking by soliciting services or benefiting from the services of a victim is guilty of a class "D" felony, except that if the victim is under the age of 18, the person is guilty of a class "C" felony. "Services" means an ongoing relationship between a person and the actor in which the person performs activities under the supervision of or for the benefit of the actor, including commercial sexual activity and sexually explicit performances. A class "C" felony is punishable by confinement for no more than 10 years and a fine of at least $1,000 but not more than $10,000 and a class "D" felony is punishable by confinement for no more than five years and a fine of at least $750 but not more than $7,500. The bill amends provisions in victims rights laws to extend protections to child victims of human trafficking relating to child victim services, protection of a child victim's privacy, and the appointment of a guardian ad litem for a prosecuting witness who is a child.



History:

January 14, 2009 Date Recorded Judiciary: Sodders Chair, Boettger, and Kreiman.

January 15, 2009 2:30PM; Senate Lobbyist Lounge Judiciary.

January 20, 2009 Voted - Judiciary.

January 21, 2009 (S) Introduced as SB 27, placed on calendar.





Kansas HB 2144



Session: 2009-2010 Legislature - 2009-2010 (1/12/09 thru 5/27/10 In Session)



Intro Date: 1/29/09



Sponsor: Judiciary



Subject: Adult Film Industry; Gentleman`s Clubs



Summary:

Establishing the community defense act. Effective date: Statute Bk.



Hearing Dates: 2/9/09 H Hearing: Mon., 2/09/09, 3:30 PM, Rm 143-N



History:

01/29/2009 H Introduced

01/30/2009 H Referred to Judiciary

02/04/2009 H Hearing: Mon., 2/09/09, 3:30 PM, Rm 143-N





Kansas HB 2154



Session: 2009-2010 Legislature - 2009-2010 (1/12/09 thru 5/27/10 In Session)



Intro Date: 1/29/09



Sponsor: Representative Ron Worley (R)



Subject: Gentleman`s Clubs



Summary:

Conduct and offenses giving rise to forfeiture; adding prostitution and related offenses. Effective date: Statute Bk.



Hearing Dates: 2/11/09 H Hearing: Wed., 2/11/09, 3:30 PM, Rm 143-N



History:

01/29/2009 H Introduced

01/30/2009 H Referred to Judiciary

02/06/2009 H Hearing: Wed., 2/11/09, 3:30 PM, Rm 143-N





Kentucky SB 42



Session: 2009 (1/6/09 thru 3/24/09 In Session)



Intro Date: 1/9/09



Sponsor: Senator Julie Carman Denton (R)



Subject: Gentleman`s Clubs



Summary:

AN ACT relating to crimes and punishments. Amend KRS 510.140 to define "sexually oriented business," an "employee" thereof, and "nudity;", and to prohibit an employee of a sexually oriented business, while in a state of semi-nudity, to be within 6 feet of a patron.



History:

Jan 9-introduced in Senate

Feb 3-to Judiciary (S)





Maryland SB 339



Session: 426th Session of the General Assembly - 2009 (1/14/09 thru 4/13/09 In Session)



Intro Date: 1/29/09



Sponsor: Senator Jamin B. Raskin (D)



Subject: Gentleman`s Clubs



Summary:

Real Property - Abatement of Nuisance - Prostitution. Establishing that the habitual use of real property for the purpose of prostitution is a nuisance that may be the subject of a specified action for abatement; defining the term "prostitution"; etc. An Act concerning Real Property ­ Abatement of Nuisance ­ Prostitution for the purpose of establishing that the habitual use of real property for the purpose of prostitution is a nuisance that may be the subject of a certain action for abatement; defining a certain term; and generally relating to prostitution and abatement of nuisance actions.



Hearing Dates: 2/19/09 (S) Hearing 2/19 at 1:00 p.m.



History:

1/29/2009 (S) First Reading Judicial Proceedings

2/3/2009 (S) Hearing 2/19 at 1:00 p.m.





Massachusetts HD 198



Session: 186th General Court - 2009-2010 (1/7/09 thru 11/30/10 In Session)



Sponsor: Representative James Michael Murphy (D)



Subject: Gentleman`s Clubs



Summary:

An Act relative to third party training and background checks for violent history for security staff at bars and clubs.



History:

Status not available





Massachusetts HD 422



Session: 186th General Court - 2009-2010 (1/7/09 thru 11/30/10 In Session)



Sponsor: Representative Gloria L. Fox (D)



Subject: Gentleman`s Clubs



Summary:

An Act relative to increasing the fines for prostitution.



History:

Status not available





Massachusetts HD 1834



Session: 186th General Court - 2009-2010 (1/7/09 thru 11/30/10 In Session)



Sponsor: Representative James J. O'Day (D)



Subject: Gentleman`s Clubs



Summary:

An Act to create the crime of solicitation.



History:

Status not available





Massachusetts HD 1919



Session: 186th General Court - 2009-2010 (1/7/09 thru 11/30/10 In Session)

Sponsor: Representative Sean Garballey (D)



Subject: Gentleman`s Clubs



Summary:

THE CREATION OF A REPORT ON POTENTIAL CRIME PREVENTION BENEFITS OF LEGALIZING PROSTITUTION.



History:

Status not available





Massachusetts HD 3646



Session: 186th General Court - 2009-2010 (1/7/09 thru 11/30/10 In Session)



Sponsor: Representative Michael F. Rush (D)



Subject: Gentleman`s Clubs



Summary:

An Act relative to deriving support from prostitution.



History:

Status not available





Michigan SB 43



Session: 2009-2010 (1/14/09 thru 12/2/10 In Session)



Intro Date: 1/27/09



Sponsor: Senator Raymond Basham (D)



Subject: Gentleman`s Clubs



Summary:

Local government; other; local regulation of adult entertainment business employees act; create. Creates new act.



History:

1/27/2009 referred to committee on local, urban and state affairs





Michigan SB 44



Session: 2009-2010 (1/14/09 thru 12/2/10 In Session)



Intro Date: 1/27/09



Sponsor: Senator Raymond Basham (D)



Subject: Gentleman`s Clubs



Summary:

Taxation; other; adult entertainment tax act; create and impose. Creates new act.



History:

1/27/2009 referred to committee on local, urban and state affairs