Bill Summary

HB 167 Victims of Human Trafficking (2018 Session)
Victims of Human Trafficking: Designates act "Civil Action for Victims of Human Trafficking and Prevention of Human Trafficking Act"; provides civil cause of action for victims of human trafficking against trafficker or facilitator; provides procedures & requirements for bringing claim; provides for damages, punitive damages, & costs; requires court to impose civil penalties in certain circumstances; provides for distribution of civil penalties & punitive damages; provides that such actions are not subject to statute of limitations; provides affirmative defense for public lodging establishments; specifies that certain provisions concerning civil actions for criminal practices do not apply. Effective Date: July 1, 2018
09/21/17
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Filed
09/26/17
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Referred to Civil Justice & Claims Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee
09/26/17
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Now in Civil Justice & Claims Subcommittee
11/01/17
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On Committee agenda - Civil Justice & Claims Subcommittee, 11/08/17, 1:30 pm, 404 H
11/08/17
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Favorable by Civil Justice & Claims Subcommittee; 15 Yeas, 0 Nays
11/08/17
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Now in Justice Appropriations Subcommittee
11/29/17
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On Committee agenda - Justice Appropriations Subcommittee, 12/06/17, 1:30 pm, 17 H
12/06/17
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Favorable by Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; 12 Yeas, 0 Nays
12/07/17
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Now in Judiciary Committee
H 0167
Filed on 09/21/17
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