House Hearing Focuses on Ending Demand for Prostitution

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BY KATHRYN XIAN – Please take the time to submit written testimony to support SB192 Relating to Prostitution (End Demand for Prostitution Bill).

This bill makes solicitation of a minor for prostitution a crime; increases the statute of limitations to bring a cause of action for coercion into prostitution from two to six years; clarifies the minimum and maximum fine for a person convicted of committing the offense of prostitution; and adds the offenses of solicitation of a minor for prostitution, habitual solicitation of prostitution, and solicitation of prostitution near schools and public parks under the State’s forfeiture laws.


The bill also amends the definition of “sexual offense” under the sexual offender registry laws to include acts that consist of the solicitation of a minor who is less than eighteen years of age for prostitution.

Hearing Notice: Tuesday, March 12, 2013

TIME: 2:00 p.m.

PLACE: Conference Room 325, State Capitol, 415 South Beretania StreetSubmit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

WEB: For testimony less than 10MB in size, transmit from or

Please also show up in person for the hearing if you can! Your voice counts! United we can stop human trafficking in Hawaii. Thank you!

Kathryn Xian is with the Pacific Alliance to Stop Slavery