Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Deletes provision that enhances the penalty for prostitution to a Class 4 felony if the offense is committed within 1,000 feet of real property comprising a school. Deletes provision that a second or subsequent prostitution violation, or any combination of convictions for prostitution and solicitation of a sexual act, promoting prostitution, promoting juvenile prostitution, soliciting for a prostitute, soliciting for a juvenile prostitute, pandering, keeping a place of prostitution, keeping a place of juvenile prostitution, patronizing a prostitute, patronizing a juvenile prostitute, pimping, juvenile pimping, aggravated juvenile pimping, or exploitation of a child, is a Class 4 felony. Effective immediately.
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the bill. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Eliminates first offender probation for felony prostitution. Effective immediately.
Amends the Mental Health Court Treatment Act. Provides that a defendant charged with prostitution may be admitted into a mental health court program, which may include specialized service programs specifically designed to address the trauma associated with prostitution and human trafficking, if available in the jurisdiction and provided that the eligibility requirements of admission to a mental health court program are satisfied. Provides that judicial circuits establishing these specialized programs shall partner with prostitution and human trafficking advocates, survivors, and service providers in the development of the programs.