Legislative Update October 21

Committee to Vote on Anti-Trafficking Bill Wednesday! 

HB 201: Relative to Increase Penalties for Adults Buying Sex from Minors
HB 201 will be voted on by the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee on Wednesday, October 23.

Background 
At the original hearing on the bill this spring, you’ll recall that pro-prostitution lobbyists hijacked the hearing, leading to the bill being retained for study rather than passed. Now the study is over and the subcommittee assigned to it has recommended unanimously that the full committee vote “Ought to Pass” on the bill. 

At 10 a.m. on Wednesday the 23rd, HB 201 is one of several bills that will have a full-committee work session, followed by a vote at 1:30 p.m.

The committee’s recommendation will then go to the full House for a vote in January.

Call to Action:
Contact the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee before Wednesday’s vote and urge them to vote “Ought to Pass” on HB 201 as introduced.  All the committee members are listed here, and the committee as a whole can be emailed at HouseCriminalJusticeandPublicSafety@leg.state.nh.us.