Stronger Mo. Human Trafficking Law Passed

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) __ Legislation strengthening Missouri’s laws on human trafficking is on its way to Gov. Jay Nixon.

The House approved the measure on a vote of 154-0 Tuesday. The Senate passed it last month on a 34-0 vote.

The legislation imposes longer maximum prison sentences for the crime and allows a fine of up to $250,000.

It also requires those convicted of human trafficking to pay restitution to compensate victims for their labor, and to pay for any mental or physical rehabilitation their victims require.  Supporters say the enhanced state penalties would closely match those set in federal law.
______
Human trafficking is HB214
Online:
Legislature: http://www.moga.mo.gov

Copyright The Associated Press

Comments

More From CBS St. Louis

Listen Now
Introducing Your New Podcast Network
Find St. Louis' Top Spots

Listen Live