Pennsylvania Legislators Aim to Strengthen Anti-Human Trafficking Laws

Senators Stewart J. Greenleaf, R-12, and Pat Vance, R-31, have co-sponsored a bill to would extensively revise Pennsylvania’s existing anti-human trafficking law. If signed into law, the bill would give prosecutors more tools to charge people with sex-trafficking crimes.
The state’s approach to human trafficking has been uneven. While last year the state mandated the posting of a hotline number in locations prone to human trafficking, it ranks No. 37 among the 50 states when it comes to enacting a basic legal framework to combat the crime. Such a ranking is abysmal considering that Pennsylvania’s vast highway network makes it one of the nation’s most frequent locales for human trafficking.The Greenleaf and Vance bill would enable prosecutors to better deal with those who are caught within Pennsylvania’s borders.Learn more at The Sentinel article: Our View: State must revise trafficking law.

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