Human Traffic Watch

Wyoming Human Trafficking Ban To Become Law Next Week

In Awareness, Human Trafficking on February 26, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead (R) said Saturday he is planning to sign legislation that will make his state the last in the nation to ban human trafficking.

Mead told The Huffington Post that he will sign the bill next week after a routine review by the state attorney general. The bill, which would make human trafficking a state crime and give local law enforcement more power to make arrests, passed the state legislature last week after a push by international anti-human trafficking advocates. A federal law already bans human trafficking in the United States, but advocates say that companion state laws are necessary to empower local law enforcement and offer social services to victims.

“We did not want to be the only state without that,” Mead said.

Source: Huffington Post

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