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Text of the Child Protection Act of 2013

This bill was introduced on April 23, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Apr 23, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1690

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 23, 2013

(for himself, Mr. LaMalfa, Mrs. Napolitano, Mr. Enyart, Ms. Bass, Mr. Lowenthal, Mr. Rush, Mr. Cárdenas, Mrs. Davis of California, Mr. Honda, Ms. Jackson Lee, Mrs. Negrete McLeod, Mr. Gutierrez, Mr. Poe of Texas, Mr. Takano, and Mr. Peters of California) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend title 18, United States Code, to remove knowledge of age as an element of the offense for the sex trafficking of children or by force, fraud, or coercion.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Child Protection Act of 2013 or as Hazel’s Law .

2.

Knowledge of age not required for sex trafficking of children or by force, fraud, or coercion

Section 1591(c) of title 18, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

by striking in which the defendant had a reasonable opportunity to observe the person so recruited, enticed, harbored, transported, provided, obtained or maintained; and

(2)

by inserting so recruited, enticed, harbored, transported, provided, obtained or maintained after the Government need not prove that the defendant knew that the person.