Texas House Passes Human Trafficking Bill

April 7, 2011

Austin, TX - The Texas House passed a bill for people who are convicted of trafficking.
The bill makes it a felony to force children into prostitution, extends the statute of limitations for trafficking crimes and requires anyone convicted of sex trafficking to register as a sex offender.
Legislations also created life sentences for repeat offenders and better treatment for victims. The bill has widespread support across the state; Gov. Rick Perry indicated he will sign it.
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