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SF 1036

as introduced - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 02/23/2012 09:37am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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A bill for an act
relating to civil actions; creating a cause of action for sex trafficking victims;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 609.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

new text begin [609.3244] CIVIL LIABILITY.
new text end

new text begin (a) A sex trafficking victim may bring a cause of action against a person who violates
section 609.322. The court may award damages, including punitive damages, reasonable
attorney fees, and other litigation costs reasonably incurred by the victim.
new text end

new text begin (b) The rules of evidence set out in section 611A.83 apply to a cause of action under
this section. The evidentiary protections provided by this paragraph do not apply to any
subsequent prosecution of a violent crime, as defined in section 609.1095, subdivision 1,
paragraph (d).
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2011, and applies to causes
of action commenced on or after that date.
new text end