California Penal Code Section 261.9

CA Penal Code § 261.9 (2017)  

(a) Any person convicted of seeking to procure or procuring the sexual services of a prostitute in violation of subdivision (b) of Section 647, if the prostitute is under 18 years of age, shall be ordered by the court, in addition to any other penalty or fine imposed, to pay an additional fine in an amount not to exceed twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000).

(b) Every fine imposed and collected pursuant to this section shall, upon appropriation by the Legislature, be available to fund programs and services for commercially sexually exploited minors in the counties where the underlying offenses are committed.

(Added by Stats. 2011, Ch. 75, Sec. 3. (AB 12) Effective January 1, 2012.)

Last modified: October 25, 2018