03/21/2011 08:05 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Colorado Prostitution Bill Clears First Test

DENVER -- A get-tough bill that focuses on people who pay for sex, not prostitutes and pimps, cleared its first test Monday in Colorado.

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 9-0 to raise minimum fines for sex customers to $5,000, with the money going to a statewide, scared-straight-type program for first offenders who solicit adult prostitutes.

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