Senate Bill 1059 changes the legal definition of sex and human trafficking to include a person taking another for transport by deception, coercion, or force. SB 1059 is sponsored by Tucson state Senator Jonathan Paton. No other member of the Senate signed on to co-sponsor the bill.
On February, 11, 2010, SB 1059 passed the full Senate with a unanimous vote.
Pima County Delegation Vote on SB 1059
- Paula Aboud (D) – Yes
- Jorge Luis Garcia (D) – Yes
- Linda Lopez (D) – Yes
- Al Melvin (R)- Yes
- Jonathan Paton (R)- Yes
On April 8, 2010 the full House approved SB 1059 on a 55-0 vote.
Pima County House Delegation Vote
- David Bradley (D) – Yes
- Olivia Cajero Bedford (D) – Yes
- Steve Farley (D) – Yes
- David Gowan (R) – Yes
- Matt Heinz (D) – Yes
- Phil Lopes (D) – Yes
- Daniel Patterson (D) – Yes
- Ted Vogt (R) – Yes
- Vic Williams (R) – Yes
- Nancy Young Wright (D) – Yes
On April 16, 2010 Governor Jan Brewer signed SB 1059 into law.