Mass. Senate OKs Measure to Curb Human Trafficking

The state Senate unanimously passed a bill to crack down on human trafficking, approving legislation that differs significantly from a House proposal and putting Massachusetts closer to adopting new tools to deal with horrific sex- and labor-trafficking cases. The Senate bill would increase the mandatory minimum sentences for human trafficking from 15 to 20 years, add new criminal penalties for organ trafficking, and impose fines up to $1 million on businesses found engaging in human trafficking.
July 1, 2011
 

The state Senate unanimously passed a bill to crack down on human trafficking, approving legislation that differs significantly from a House proposal and putting Massachusetts closer to adopting new tools to deal with horrific sex- and labor-trafficking cases. The Senate bill would increase the mandatory minimum sentences for human trafficking from 15 to 20 years, add new criminal penalties for organ trafficking, and impose fines up to $1 million on businesses found engaging in human trafficking.

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