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Introduced in Senate (07/24/2013)


113th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 1354

To amend title 18, United States Code, to clarify the range of conduct punished as sex trafficking, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
July 24, 2013

Mr. Cornyn (for himself and Ms. Klobuchar) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To amend title 18, United States Code, to clarify the range of conduct punished as sex trafficking, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “End Sex Trafficking Act of 2013”.

SEC. 2. Fighting demand for sex trafficking.

(a) In general.—Section 1591 of title 18, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in subsection (a)(1), by striking “or maintains” and inserting “maintains, patronizes, or solicits”;

(2) in subsection (b)—

(A) in paragraph (1), by striking “or obtained” and inserting “obtained, patronized, or solicited”; and

(B) in paragraph (2), by striking “or obtained” and inserting “obtained, patronized, or solicited”; and

(3) in subsection (c), by striking “or maintained” and inserting “maintained, patronized, or solicited”.

(b) Definition amended.—Section 103(10) of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (22 U.S.C. 7102(10)) is amended by striking “or obtaining” and inserting “obtaining, patronizing, or soliciting”.

SEC. 3. Targeting offenders who exploit children.

Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Attorney General shall ensure that all task forces and working groups within the Innocence Lost National Initiative engage in activities, programs, or operations to increase the investigative capabilities of State and local law enforcement officers in the detection, investigation, and prosecution of persons who patronize or solicit children for sex.