Human Trafficking Bills Going to Gov Would Make Michigan ‘One of the Top States’ in National Fight

By Jonathan Oosting for on October 2, 2014—
“The Michigan House and Senate on Thursday approved more than a dozen bills designed to fight human trafficking by increasing penalties, adding tools for prosecution and protecting victims.

Most of the bills are now headed to the desk of Gov. Rick Snyder.

State Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan, who introduced some of the bills more than a year ago, said approval will make Michigan “one of the top states in terms of our legislation to go after traffickers and to be aware of what survivors are facing.”

One of the main bills, named after survivor Theresa Flores, would extend the statute of limitations to allow prosecution of human traffickers up to 25 years after they forced a teen into the sex trade.”

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