2017 Session Laws

CHAPTER 99

(HB 1118)

The crime human trafficking of minors, elements changed.


        ENTITLED, An Act to eliminate the need to prove the use of force, fraud, or coercion in the human trafficking of minors.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:

    Section 1. That ยง 22-49-1 be amended to read:

    22-49-1. No person may recruit, harbor, transport, provide, receive, or obtain, by any means, another person knowing that force, fraud, or coercion will be used to cause the person to engage in prostitution, forced labor, or involuntary servitude. Nor may any person No person may benefit financially or by receiving anything of value from participation in a venture that has engaged in acts set forth in this section. Any violation of this section constitutes the crime of human trafficking. If the victim is under eighteen years of age, the crime of human trafficking need not involve force, fraud, or coercion.

     Signed March 9, 2017
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