DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Senate has rejected changes to a bill meant to crack down on certain instances of human trafficking involving minors.
The Senate unanimously voted Wednesday to restore a law enforcement training reporting requirement and a victim fund in cases of prostitution involving minors. The House voted last month to remove these provisions.
The bill maintains a provision proposed by the House to remove offenses from the records of anyone previously convicted of prostitution as a minor. It also keeps a penalty increase for pimping involving a minor.
Democratic Sen. Robert Dvorsky, of Coralville, says the measure returns to the House, where lawmakers can consider the Senate's changes.
Should the House fail to approve the changes, the bill will die unless lawmakers from each chambers work together on a compromise.