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Senate Bill 1311
115th Congress(2017-2018)
Abolish Human Trafficking Act of 2017
Became Law
Became Law
Became Public Law 115-392 on Dec 21, 2018
Jun 7, 2017
Latest Action
Dec 21, 2018
Origin Chamber
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Bill Number
Policy Area
Crime and Law Enforcement
Crime and Law Enforcement
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Sponsorship by Party
Senate Votes (1)
House Votes (1)
September 11, 2017
Unanimous Consent
Unanimous Consent
A senator may request unanimous consent on the floor to set aside a specified rule of procedure so as to expedite proceedings. If no Senator objects, the Senate permits the action, but if any one senator objects, the request is rejected. Unanimous consent requests with only immediate effects are routinely granted, but ones affecting the floor schedule, the conditions of considering a bill or other business, or the rights of other senators, are normally not offered, or a floor leader will object to it, until all senators concerned have had an opportunity to inform the leaders that they find it acceptable.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.(text: CR S5175-5179)

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.
Text (6)
September 28, 2018
September 12, 2017
September 11, 2017
August 1, 2017
Amendments (2)
Sep 28, 2018
Agreed to in House
House Amendment 975
Amendment to strike all after the enacting clause and insert a complete new text.
Agreed To
Sep 11, 2017
Agreed to in Senate
Senate Amendment 936
To improve the bill.
Agreed To
Public Record
Record Created
Jun 8, 2017 12:26:36 AM
Record Updated
Mar 2, 2022 4:39:37 AM