Date: January 30, 2023
Time: 10:30AM - 11:30AM (EST)
On January 30, 2023, Alyssa Scruggs, Sofia Nuño, and Kianna Phillips presented to the Legislature, including State Senators, State Representatives, and advocates concerning a law that Mintz authored that aims to protect individuals in the sex work industry.
Three of the main goals of the Act are: 1) Decriminalization of prostitution offenses for prostituted persons, while maintaining penalties for buyers and pimps; 2) Expungement of prostitution convictions for prostituted persons; and 3) Creation of an interagency commission to develop recommendations concerning prostitution and exploitation.
This briefing was the first major presentation of the bill to the Legislature for this new legislative session. After their presentation, Alyssa, Sofia, Kianna, and Shaina Sikka (project analyst) spent the day working with members of the Emma Coalition, LIFT, and My Life My Choice to speak one-on-one with Senators and Representatives.