PRINTER'S NO. 751
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY ELLIS, NEILSON, BLOOM, COHEN, SWANGER, MARSHALL, SCHLOSSBERG, CUTLER, FREEMAN, BIZZARRO, METCALFE, TALLMAN, YOUNGBLOOD, DAVIS, GINGRICH, D. COSTA, DONATUCCI, MILLARD, HAGGERTY, MICOZZIE, SIMMONS, SAYLOR, BAKER, MULLERY, BISHOP, HESS, AUMENT, KNOWLES, KAUFFMAN, STEVENSON, C. HARRIS, O'NEILL, BOBACK, M. K. KELLER, GROVE, FLECK, REESE, V. BROWN, STEPHENS, HICKERNELL, SANTARSIERO, PICKETT, WATERS, LAWRENCE, VEREB, MURT, MOUL, ROCK, WATSON, DELUCA, DENLINGER, MATZIE, THOMAS, GIBBONS, GILLEN, MOLCHANY, FARRY, GABLER, GRELL, EVERETT, BRIGGS, P. DALEY AND RAPP, FEBRUARY 12, 2013
REFERRED TO COMMITEE ON JUDICIARY, FEBRUARY 12, 2013
1Amending Titles 18 (Crimes and Offenses) and 42 (Judiciary and
2Judicial Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated
3Statutes, providing for the definition of "commercial sex";
4further providing for trafficking of persons; and providing
5for the offense of selling or buying of minors into
6commercial sex and for action for coercion into prostitution.
11§ 3001. Definitions.
1which anything of value is given to or received by another
2person. The term includes prostitution, participation in the
3production of pornography and performance in strip clubs and
4sexual activity induced by force, fraud or coercion, either
5express or implied, regardless of the age of the victim.
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7Section 2. Section 3002 of Title 18 is amended to read:
8§ 3002. Trafficking of persons.
9(a) Offense defined.--A person commits [an offense] the
10offense of trafficking in persons if the person knowingly
11traffics or knowingly attempts to traffic another person,
12knowing that the other person will be subjected to forced labor
13or services or commercial sex.
14(b) Grading.--An offense under subsection (a) shall be
15graded a felony of the second degree unless the other person
16suffers bodily injury or the other person is an individual under
1718 years of age, whether or not the person is aware of the age
18of the other person, in which case it shall be graded as a
19felony of the first degree.
20Section 3. Title 18 is amended by adding a section to read:
21§ 3002.1 Selling or buying of minors into commercial sex.
22(a) Offense defined.--A parent of a minor commits an offense
23if the parent sells or otherwise transfers custody or control of
24the minor or offers to sell or otherwise transfer custody of the
25minor with knowledge that as a consequence of the sale or
26transfer, the minor will engage in commercial sex acts.
4Section 4. Title 42 is amended by adding a section to read:
5§ 8307.1. Action for coercion into prostitution.
8(1) A person who coerced that person into prostitution.
19"Coercion." Any practice of domination, restraint or
20inducement for the purpose of or with the reasonably foreseeable
21effect of causing another person to engage in or remain in
22prostitution or to relinquish earnings derived from
23prostitution. The term includes:
24(1) Physical or mental force or threats.
28(4) Restraint of speech or communication with others.
2(6) Exploitation of victimization by sexual abuse.
3(7) Exploitation of pornographic performance.
9Section 5. This act shall take effect in 60 days.