Trafficking, commercial sex
CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS – Amends, repeals, and adds to existing law to revise provisions regarding the crimes of trafficking and commercial sexual activity.

RS31169C1 / H0494

This legislation rewrites Idaho’s human trafficking laws and related statutes regarding commercial sexual activity and imposes upon the Attorney General the duty to write a report on human trafficking every other year; maintain curriculum for educating prosecutors, law enforcement, victim advocates, and the public on human trafficking in Idaho; and assist county prosecuting attorneys in the investigation and prosecution of human trafficking. This legislation has three primary goals: (1) make Idaho’s human trafficking laws more victim-centered, (2) provide law enforcement with clearer and more effective laws for investigating and prosecuting human trafficking, and (3) provide state-level resources for combatting human trafficking.

Bill Events
Date Description
02/07 Introduced, read first time, referred to JRA for Printing
02/08 Reported Printed and Referred to Judiciary, Rules & Administration
02/22 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation, Filed for Second Reading
02/23 Read second time; Filed for Third Reading
02/26 U.C. to hold place on third reading calendar one legislative day
02/27 U.C. to hold place on third reading calendar one legislative day
02/28 U.C. to hold place on third reading calendar one legislative day
02/29 U.C. to hold place on third reading calendar one legislative day
03/01 U.C. to hold place on third reading calendar until Monday, March 4, 2024
03/04 U.C. to hold place on third reading calendar one legislative day
03/05 Read Third Time in Full – PASSED - 70-0-0
AYES – Achilles, Alfieri, Allgood, Andrus, Barbieri, Berch, Blanksma, Boyle, Bundy, Burns, Cannon, Cheatum, Chew(Schmick), Clow, Cornilles, Crane(12)(Crane), Crane(13), Dixon(1), Dixon(24), Durrant, Ehardt, Ehlers, Erickson, Furniss, Galaviz, Gallagher, Gannon, Garner, Green, Handy, Hawkins, Healey, Hill, Holtzclaw, Horman, Kingsley, Lambert, Lanting, Manwaring, Mathias(Church), McCann, Mendive, Mickelsen, Miller, Mitchell, Monks, Necochea, Nelsen, Palmer(Johnson), Petzke, Pickett, Price, Raybould, Raymond, Redman, Roberts, Rubel, Sauter, Scott, Shepherd, Skaug, Tanner, Vander Woude, Weber, Wheeler, Wisniewski, Wroten, Yamamoto, Young, Mr. Speaker
NAYS – None
Absent – None
Floor Sponsor - Skaug
Title apvd - to Senate
03/06 Received from the House passed; filed for first reading
03/06 Introduced, read first time; referred to: Judiciary & Rules
03/18 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation; Filed for second reading
03/19 Read second time; filed for Third Reading
03/20 Read third time in full – PASSED - 35-0-0
AYES – Adams, Anthon, Bernt, Bjerke, Burtenshaw, Carlson, Cook, Den Hartog, Foreman, Grow, Guthrie, Harris, Hart, Hartgen, Herndon, Just, Lakey, Lee, Lenney, Lent, Nichols, Okuniewicz, Rabe, Ricks, Ruchti, Schroeder, Semmelroth, Taylor, Toews, Trakel, VanOrden, Ward-Engelking, Winder, Wintrow, Zuiderveld
NAYS – None
Absent and excused – None
Floor Sponsor - Lakey
Title apvd - to House
03/21 Returned from Senate Passed; to JRA for Enrolling
03/21 Reported Enrolled; Signed by Speaker; Transmitted to Senate
03/21 Received from the House enrolled/signed by Speaker
03/21 Signed by President; returned to House
03/22 Returned Signed by the President; Ordered Transmitted to Governor
03/25 Delivered to Governor at 12:10 p.m. on March 22, 2024
03/27 Reported Signed by Governor on March 26, 2024
Session Law Chapter 147
Effective: 07/01/2024