Governor signs bill increasing awareness of human trafficking, supporting victims

People who live in or travel through Michigan will have increased access to human trafficking support information as part of an awareness effort created under legislation signed April 5 by Gov. Rick Snyder.

“Michigan has some of the strongest policies in the nation to help support trafficking victims and prevent this horrible crime,” Snyder said. “Further increasing the visibility of important help line information and national support services goes one step further in encouraging an end to this dangerous and appalling practice.”

House Bill 5107, sponsored by state Rep. Kurt Heise, requires the National Human Trafficking Hotline number to be posted at rest stops and welcome facilities, bus and rail stations, airports and places where trafficked persons may be located. The bill aims to increase public awareness and reporting of human trafficking. The bill is now Public Act 62 of 2016.


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