House Bill 3 http://wkms.org en Human Trafficking Bill Passes Senate Committee, Poised to Become Kentucky Law http://wkms.org/post/human-trafficking-bill-passes-senate-committee-poised-become-kentucky-law <p></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px">A bill that would strengthen Kentucky's human trafficking laws has passed a Senate committee and appears ready to finally become law.</p><p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px">House Bill 3 is sponsored by state Rep.&nbsp;Sannie Overly, a Paris Democrat and the House majority caucus chair. It's considered so-called "safe harbor legislation," which would require treatment for victims of human trafficking instead of legal ramifications, such as prostitution or immigration charges.</p><p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px">After a few small changes in the Senate Judiciary Committee, the bill passed easily Thursday and heads to the Senate floor. The legislation has already passed the House.</p><p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px">Overly said years of work on the bill—plus changes to this year's bill to recruit past opponents—gives House Bill 3 a good chance to become law. Thu, 07 Mar 2013 17:19:29 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 29016 at http://wkms.org Human Trafficking Bill Passes Senate Committee, Poised to Become Kentucky Law