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S. 2536 SAVE Act

S. 2536 “Stop Advertising Victims of Exploitation Act of 2014” or the SAVE Act  (But, the bill has urgent ethical problems that need to be immediately resolved, see them after this post under “Comments”

113th CONGRESS, 2d Session, IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES, June 26, 2014

Mr. Kirk (for himself and Mrs. Feinstein) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide for enhanced criminal and civil remedies in the protection of children and other victims of commercial sexual exploitation and related crimes.

  1. Short title
    This Act may be cited as the Stop Advertising Victims of Exploitation Act of 2014 or the SAVE Act .

  2. Findings and construction of provisions
    Congress finds that—

(1) sex trafficking is modern day slavery and violates the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States;

(2) this Act and the amendments made by this Act are enacted as an exercise of the authority of Congress to enforce the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States by appropriate legislation;

(3) this Act and the amendments made by this Act are also enacted as an exercise of the authority of Congress under the commerce clause of section 8 of article I of the Constitution of the United States to regulate, by appropriate legislation, the instrumentalities of interstate and foreign commerce, as well as that which directly and materially affects interstate and foreign commerce; and

(4) this Act and the amendments made by this Act should be liberally construed to effectuate its remedial purposes to the full extent permitted by the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, including the commercial speech doctrine.

  1. Protection of children and other victims of commercial sexual exploitation

(a) In general

Chapter 77 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 1591 the following: For Rest of The Bill:

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/s2536/text


1 Comment

  1. sextraffickingthinktank@gmail.com says:

    The Save Act has TWO URGENT Ethical Problems that should be resolved PRIOR to passage:

    1) “Just the Children”: The lawmakers of this bill show little regard for their purported support for the 13th Amendment which is supposed to represent all persons of all ages. The ideal situation would be for the representatives of this bill, to be in integrity with the the 13th Amendment, that it is supposed to apply to all ages. A less ideal situation would for the bill to cover persons 25 years old and younger, because according to research the brain is not developed until age 25 years. A even lesser ideal situation would be to cover persons 21 years old and younger, 21 years being drinking age (which is actually not as serious as a person being used in sexual slavery). What these law makers seem to not take seriously is the fact that once a person becomes 18 years old, they are not all of the sudden an adult– they are still a child. This bill should at the very least cover those up to 21 years of age, drinking age. We don’t say that we support the 13th Amendment and then apply it only outlaw selling and buying of blacks under the age 18 years old do we? NO! Why do we think that is okay to do to women and girls sold in sexual slavery? The person used as a child under the age 18 years in prostitution is the same person at a different point in time once they have become past the arbitrary age of 18 years old. In fact, they are very well seasoned into prostitution by that age, and so far down the rabbit hole by then.

    2) The use of children in advertising is okay as long as advertising perps follow record keeping protocol. See, S. 2536 (3) Limitations and Liability, (B) Victims younger than 18 years of age, and, (C) Recordkeeping for Adult Advertising.

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