Prop. 35: Human Trafficking

Increases criminal penalties for human trafficking, requires registration as sex offender.
Outcome: Passed

Summary

Increases prison sentences and fines for human trafficking convictions. Requires convicted human traffickers to register as sex offenders. Requires registered sex offenders to disclose Internet activities and identities.

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what your vote means

Yes

A YES vote on this measure means: Longer prison sentences and larger fines for committing human trafficking crimes.

No

A NO vote on this measure means: Existing criminal penalties for human trafficking would stay in effect.

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financial effect

Yes

Potential one-time local government costs of up to a few million dollars on a statewide basis, and lesser additional costs incurred each year, due to the new mandatory training requirements for certain law enforcement officers. Minor increase to state and local governments on the costs of incarcerating and supervising human trafficking offenders. Unknown amount of additional revenue from new criminal fees, likely not to exceed the low millions of dollars annually, which would fund services for human trafficking victims.

No

No change from status quo.

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campaign arguments

Yes

YES on 35—STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING. PREVENT THE SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN. Traffickers force women and children to sell their bodies on the streets and online. Prop. 35 fights back, with tougher sentencing, help for victims, protections for children online. Trafficking survivors; children’s and victims’ advocates urge: YES on 35.

No

Proposition 35 actually threatens many innocent people “My son, who served our country in the military and now attends college, could be labeled a human trafficker and have to register as a sex offender if I support him with money I
earn providing erotic services.”
—Maxine Doogan
Please Vote No.

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campaign information

Yes

Kristine Kil

Vote Yes on 35

P.O. Box 7057

Fremont, CA 94537

(510) 473-7283

info@VoteYesOn35.com

www.VoteYesOn35.com

No

Maxine Doogan

Erotic Service Providers Legal, 

Education, and Research 

Project, Inc.

2261 Market Street #548

San Francisco, CA 94114

(415) 265-3302

noonprop35@gmail.com

http://esplerp.org/

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Additional information

Prop. 35 Full textClick here to view.
Measure TypeInitiated state statute
Date Qualified05/10/12
ProponentDaphne Phung c/o James C. Harrison and Kari Krogseng
Signatures by CountyClick here to view.
Signatures Required504,760

Funding

Yes

RankContributor nameTotal
1CHRIS M. KELLY$2,360,000
2CALIFORNIA STATEWIDE LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSOCIATION$498,064
3PEACE OFFICERS RESEARCH ASSOCIATION OF CALIFORNIA$162,459
4SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION$75,000
5NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION$60,025
63.9%
13.5%
4.4%
2.0%
1.6%
$3.7 million raised in total

No

Endorsements

Editorials

Yes

No

Campaign Advertisements

Yes

No

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