Some of the below is already effective, others are proposed laws. 

H.R.5407 - Prevent Trafficking in Our Schools Act

Sponsor: Rep. Yoho, Ted S. [R-FL-3] (Introduced 03/22/2018), Cosponsors: (10), Committees: House - Education and the Workforce

Latest Action: House - 03/22/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. 

H.R.2219 - End Banking for Human Traffickers Act of 2018

Sponsor: Rep. Royce, Edward R. [R-CA-39] (Introduced 04/27/2017), Cosponsors: (15), Committees: House - Foreign Affairs, Financial Services | Senate - Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, Reports: H. Rept. 115-569, Part 1; H. Rept. 115-569, Part 2

Latest Action: Senate - 04/11/2018 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.6595 - Sex Offender Registration and Victim Protection Act of 2018

Sponsor: Rep. Hice, Jody B. [R-GA-10] (Introduced 07/26/2018), Cosponsors: (12), Committees: House - Judiciary 

Latest Action: House - 07/26/2018 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.6173 - To amend section 235 of the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 to clarify the standards for family detention, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Knight, Stephen [R-CA-25] (Introduced 06/21/2018), Cosponsors: (4), Committees: House - Judiciary, Homeland Security 

Latest Action: House - 08/02/2018 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security. 

H.R.4777 - Visa Transparency Anti-Trafficking Act of 2018

Sponsor: Rep. Frankel, Lois [D-FL-21] (Introduced 01/11/2018), Cosponsors: (15), Committees: House - Judiciary 

Latest Action: House - 01/24/2018 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.

CS/HR 157  - Public Health Risk Created by Pornography
Resolution by Health & Human Services Committee and Spano (CO-SPONSORS) Burgess; Cortes, B.; Fant; Killebrew; Moraitis; Ponder; Rodrigues; Stone; Sullivan; White; Yarborough
Public Health Risk Created by Pornography: Recognizes public health risk created by pornography & acknowledges need for education, prevention, research, & policy change to protect citizens of this state.
Effective Date: Not Specified
Last Event: CS adopted on 02/20/2018

CS/CS/SB 140  - Marriage Licenses (Child marriage)
Providing that a marriage license may not be issued to a person under the age of 18 years except under certain circumstances; requiring parties to a marriage to file a written and signed affidavit with the county court judge or clerk of the circuit court before the judge or clerk may issue a marriage license; requiring each party to a marriage to provide his or her social security number or an alien registration number for purposes of child support enforcement; clarifying that a county court judge or clerk of a circuit court commits a misdemeanor if he or she issues a blank marriage license or if he or she issues a marriage license without obtaining the ages and identification numbers of the parties, etc.
SB Substituted for           CS/HB 335 By Judiciary Committee and Nuñez and White
Effective Date: 07/01/2018

H.R.1865 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017 (FOSTA/SESTA)

Sponsor: Rep. Wagner, Ann [R-MO-2] (Introduced 04/03/2017) Cosponsors: (174)
Committees: House - Judiciary, Energy and Commerce
Committee Reports: H. Rept. 115-572
Latest Action: 04/11/2018 Became Public Law

H.R.1625 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018

Sponsor: Rep. Royce, Edward R. [R-CA-39] (Introduced 03/20/2017) Cosponsors: (40)
Committees: House - Foreign Affairs | Senate - Foreign Relations
Latest Action: 03/23/2018 Became Public Law
Targeted Rewards for the Global Eradication of Human Trafficking or the TARGET Act
(Sec. 2) This bill expresses the sense of Congress that the Department of State's rewards program is a powerful tool in combating sophisticated international crime and that the State Department and federal law enforcement should work in concert to offer rewards that target human traffickers who prey on the most vulnerable people around the world.
(Sec. 3) The State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 is amended to include severe forms of trafficking in persons involving at least one jurisdiction outside of the United States in the definition of "transnational organized crime" for purposes of such program.

H.R.4708 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign Authorization Act

Sponsor: Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10] (Introduced 12/21/2017) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House - Homeland Security, Judiciary
Latest Action: 02/14/2018 Became Public Law
(Sec. 2) This bill amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) a program to be known as the Blue Campaign, the purpose of which shall be to unify and coordinate DHS efforts to address human trafficking.
The campaign director shall issue DHS-wide guidance to and develop training programs for appropriate DHS personnel, coordinate departmental efforts, and provide guidance and training on trauma-informed practices to ensure that human trafficking victims are afforded prompt access to victim support service providers and assistance to address their immediate and long-term needs.
Such campaign shall provide guidance and training to DHS personnel and other federal, state, tribal, and law enforcement personnel.
(Sec. 3) DHS shall: (1) ensure the integration of information technology systems utilized within DHS to record and track information regarding individuals suspected or convicted of human trafficking; and (2) report to Congress on the status and effectiveness of, and providing a recommendation regarding the appropriate office within DHS for, the Blue Campaign.

S.534 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017

Sponsor: Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA] (Introduced 03/06/2017) Cosponsors: (29)
Committees: Senate - Judiciary
Latest Action: 02/14/2018 Became Public Law
This bill amends the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990 to extend the duty to report suspected child abuse, including sexual abuse, to certain adults who are authorized to interact with minor or amateur athletes at a facility under the jurisdiction of a national governing body. A national governing body is an amateur sports organization that is recognized by the International Olympic Committee.
An individual who is required, but fails, to report suspected child sex abuse is subject to criminal penalties.
Additionally, the bill amends the federal criminal code to revise civil remedy provisions for a victim of a human trafficking offense or federal sex offense. Among other things, it changes the civil statute of limitations to 10 years from the date the victim discovers the violation or injury (currently, 10 years from the date the cause of action arose). The bill also extends the statute of limitations for a minor victim of a federal sex offense to file a civil action to 10 years (currently, 3 years) from the date such individual reaches age 18.
Finally, the bill amends the Amateur Sports Act of 1978: (1) to authorize national governing bodies to develop training, practices, policies, and procedures to prevent the abuse of minor or amateur athletes; and (2) to require national governing bodies to develop and enforce policies, mechanisms, and procedures to prevent, report, and respond to the abuse of minor or amateur athletes.

S.1532 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
No Human Trafficking on Our Roads Act

Sponsor: Sen. Thune, John [R-SD] (Introduced 07/12/2017) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation | House - Transportation and Infrastructure
Committee Reports: S. Rept. 115-188
Latest Action: 01/08/2018 Became Public Law
(Sec. 2) This bill directs the Department of Transportation to disqualify from operating a commercial motor vehicle for life an individual who uses such a vehicle in committing a felony involving a severe form of human trafficking.

S.1536 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
Combating Human Trafficking in Commercial Vehicles Act

Public Law No: 115-99 (01/03/2018)
(Sec. 2) This bill directs the Department of Transportation (DOT) to designate an official to: (1) coordinate human trafficking prevention efforts across DOT modal administrations and with other federal agencies, and (2) take into account the unique challenges of combating human trafficking within different transportation modes.
(Sec. 3) The bill expands the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's outreach and education program and DOT's commercial driver's license financial assistance program to include activities for the recognition, prevention, and reporting of human trafficking.
(Sec. 5) DOT shall establish an advisory committee on human trafficking. The committee shall: (1) make recommendations on actions DOT can take to help combat human trafficking, and (2) develop recommended best practices for states and state and local transportation stakeholders in combating human trafficking.
Sponsor: Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN] (Introduced 07/12/2017) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation | House - Transportation and Infrastructure
Committee Reports: S. Rept. 115-177

Ch. Law 2015-172787.29
HB 369 - Human Trafficking

Provides human trafficking public awareness signs be displayed by FDOT in every rest area, turnpike service plaza, weigh station, primary airport passenger rail station and welcome center open to the public. Also, requires human trafficking awareness signs in emergency rooms at general acute care hospitals, strip clubs or other adult entertainment establishments, and businesses or establishments offering massage or bodyworks services not owned by a heath care profession.
Authorizes counties to adopt an ordinance to enforce provisions related to this bill, with a violation being a noncriminal violation and punishable by a fine not to exceed $500.

Effective 05/22/15

Ch. Law 2015-144796.07 & 943.0583
HB 465 - Human Trafficking

Increases criminal penalties for soliciting, inducing, enticing, or procuring another to commit prostitution. A first offense is a 1st degree misdemeanor, second offense is a 3rd degree felony, & third, or subsequent, offense is a 2nd degree felony.
Requires a judge to sentence a person convicted of solicitation to 10 days in jail if second or subsequent conviction for solicitation. Requires court to order person convicted of solicitation to perform 100 hours of community service and complete an educational program about the negative effects of prostitution and human trafficking. Authorizes a judge to impound or immobilize the car of a person convicted of solicitation up to 60 days.

Effective 10/01/15

Ch. Law 2015-145119.071, 943.583
HB 467 - Public Records Exemption Human Trafficking Victims

Expands the types of criminal intelligence and criminal investigative information that are confidential and exempt from public records requirements to include:
· Any information revealing the identity of a person under the age of 18 who is victim of a crime of human trafficking for labor or services,
· Any information revealing the identity of a person who is the victim of a crime of human trafficking for commercial sexual activity, or
· A photograph, videotape, or image of any part of the body of a victim of a crime of human trafficking involving commercial sexual activity.
Making the above-described criminal intelligence and criminal investigative information confidential and exempt from public records requirements under the section providing expunction for human trafficking victims.
· Authorizes release of the confidential and exempt information by a law enforcement agency in certain instances, and provides for retroactivity.
· Repeals October 2, 2020.

Effective 10/01/15



UPDATED 9-19-16!