California legislature passes bill to protect sex workers’ rights | TheHill

California’s state legislature this week (July 2019) sent a bill to Gov. — Read on

The Hill: California’s state legislature this week sent a bill to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D) desk that would protect sex workers who report violent crimes from arrest. The measure, Senate Bill 233, passed the state Senate, 28-10, in May and passed the state Assembly, 30-9, on Monday. The legislation would grant immunity from arrest to sex workers reporting crimes such as rape, either as victims or witnesses. It would also remove a provision in existing law that allows police to use possession of condoms as probable cause for the arrests of sex work in certain cases. @BudrykZack