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Senate Passes HB 200 Combating Sex Trafficking

PRESS ADVISORY

Senate Passes HB 200 Combating Sex Trafficking

March 29, 2011

Attorney General Sam Olens made the following statement upon passage of HB 200, the sex trafficking bill, today:

Today the Senate took a significant step towards protecting the many victims of sex trafficking across Georgia by passing HB 200, Representative Edward Lindsey's sex trafficking legislation. For too long, sex traffickers have received only a slap on the wrist for their unconscionable crimes. This bill gives law enforcement the tools they need to properly address this terrible abuse. I want to thank Senator Renee Unterman for shepherding this important bill through the Senate, and I appreciate the Legislature's overwhelming support of this crucial legislation.