HB 101: "An Act relating to sex trafficking and tourism."
00 HOUSE BILL NO. 101 01 "An Act relating to sex trafficking and tourism." 02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 03 * Section 1. AS 11.66 is amended by adding new sections to read: 04 Article 4. Sex Trafficking. 05 Sec. 11.66.400. Sex trafficking. (a) A person commits the crime of sex 06 trafficking if the person recruits, entices, harbors, transports, provides, or obtains a 07 person, or benefits from the recruitment, enticement, harboring, transportation, 08 provision, or obtaining of a person to engage in a commercial sex act and the person is 09 (1) less than 18 years of age at the time the person was recruited, 10 enticed, harbored, transported, provided, or obtained; or despite age, 11 (2) forced, coerced, or fraudulently induced to engage in a commercial 12 sex act by 13 (A) threats of physical injury to, or physical restraint against 14 that person or another person; 15 (B) means a scheme, plan, or pattern intended to cause the
01 person to believe that if the person did not perform or continue to perform 02 commercial sex acts that person would suffer physical injury or physical 03 restraint; 04 (C) abuse or threatened abuse of the law or legal process; or 05 (D) threats of physical injury to, or physical restraint of that 06 person or another person or by means of any scheme, plan, or pattern leading a 07 person to believe that they or another person would suffer physical injury or 08 physical restraint if that person or another person did not enter into the status 09 or condition of a debtor arising from a pledge by the debtor of his or her sexual 10 personal services or those of a person under his or her control as a security for 11 debt. 12 (b) In this section, "commercial sex act" means any sex act for which anything 13 of value is given to or received by any person. 14 (c) Sex trafficking is a class A felony. 15 Sec. 11.66.410. Sex tours and tourism. (a) A person commits the crime of 16 sex trafficking if the person 17 (1) organizes, arranges, sells, or advertises travel services or facilitates 18 travel to any place whatsoever for the purpose of a person's engaging in a commercial 19 sexual act with a person whose participation in a commercial sex act is the product of 20 any act or activity prohibited in AS 11.64.400; 21 (2) organizes, arranges, sells, or advertises tourism packages or 22 activities using and offering sexual acts as enticement for tourism; or 23 (3) provides or purports to provide access to or to facilitate the 24 availability of sexual services with a person whose participation in such acts is the 25 product of any act or activity prohibited in AS 11.64.400. 26 (b) In this section, "commercial sex act" has the meaning given in 27 AS 11.66.400. 28 (c) A person convicted under this section is guilty of a class A felony.