California Senate says there is no such thing as a child prostitute

Dear WestCoast Community:

Yesterday, the California State Senate passed SB 1322, Senator Holly Mitchell’s bill that gives children immunity from prostitution charges. We are one step closer to ensuring that sexually exploited youth receive the same protective response that we provide for all other victims of child abuse.

The Senate voted 28 to 10 in favor of SB 1322. Now that we’ve successfully passed the bill through the upper house, SB 1322 will be heard in the Assembly, starting with the Committee on Public Safety. We will let you know how you can support the bill as it moves forward.

Thank you again to Senator Mitchell for her commitment to supporting sexually exploited youth, and our local representatives, Senators Hancock and Leno, for their Aye votes.

Thank you,

Jodie Langs
Policy and Communications Director