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

Full Senate Vote on SB 1059

Update

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

Full House Vote on SB 1059

On April 16, 2010 Governor Jan Brewer signed SB 1059 into law.