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2023 Statute



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21-5432. Human smuggling; aggravated human smuggling. (a) (1) Human smuggling is intentionally transporting, harboring or concealing an individual into or within Kansas when the person:

(A) Knows, or should have known, that the individual is entering into or remaining in the United States illegally;

(B) benefits financially or receives anything of value; and

(C) knows, or should have known, that the individual being smuggled is likely to be exploited for the financial gain of another.

(2) Aggravated human smuggling is human smuggling that:

(A) Is committed using a deadly weapon or by threat of use of a deadly weapon;

(B) causes bodily harm, great bodily harm or disfigurement to the individual being smuggled; or

(C) causes the individual being smuggled to become a victim of a sex offense described in article 55 of chapter 21 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendments thereto, or human trafficking as defined in K.S.A. 21-5426, and amendments thereto, or causes the person to commit selling sexual relations as defined in K.S.A. 21-6419, and amendments thereto.

(b) (1) Human smuggling is a severity level 5, person felony; and

(2) aggravated human smuggling is a severity level 3, person felony.

(c) This section shall be a part of and supplemental to the Kansas criminal code.

History: L. 2023, ch. 89, § 1; July 1.



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