Summary: S.1311 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (06/07/2017)

Abolish Human Trafficking Act of 2017

This bill sets forth a variety of measures to address the prevention and punishment of human trafficking and to assist trafficking victims. Included among these are provisions concerning:

  • restitution for victims;
  • funding of investigations of offenses relating to sexual abuse of children;
  • grants to states and localities and other entities for victim service assistance;
  • training of health, victim service, and federal law enforcement personnel, including through the use of a victim screening protocol by the Department of Homeland Security;
  • penalties imposed for slavery offenses, sex trafficking of children, and repeat convictions for transportation for illegal sexual activity and related crimes;
  • travel for the purpose of engaging in any illicit sexual conduct;
  • designation of additional Department of Justice resources for prosecution and service coordination;
  • penalties for offenses involving organized human trafficking, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, or transportation for prostitution or any illegal sexual activity; and
  • studies of the physical and psychological effects of serious harm to victims.