AB-1788 - Sex trafficking: hotels: civil penalty

Updated: Jun 7

Introduced by Assembly Members Cunningham and Valladares (Coauthor: Assembly Member Lackey)

This bill would allow civil penalties to be imposed against a hotel if the staff or the hotel knew or should have known of sex trafficking activities that occurred within the hotel and failed to report to law enforcement, or if any employee knowingly benefited from sex trafficking activity. A penalty of $1,000 for the first occurrence, $3,000 for a 2nd, and $5,000 for a 3rd and any subsequent occurrence of sex trafficking within the same calendar year.

POSTED: June 7, 2022

STATUS: Senate Judiciary - 6/8/2022



· This bill will help California fight sex trafficking.

· Shouldn’t we stop businesses and their employees from making money from sex trafficking?


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