Human Traffickers Could Pay $5,000 Fine if They Are Convicted of Trafficking-Related Offenses

(MISSOURINET) –  Human traffickers could pay a five-thousand-dollar fine if they are convicted of trafficking-related offenses or of soliciting a prostitute.

The Missouri House is close to passing a plan that would ask voters to allow the fine to pay to fight trafficking and treat victims.

Bill sponsor, Representative Jeff Coleman of western Missouri’s Grain Valley, says a new fine could provide game-changing support for efforts to combat trafficking.

The proposed ballot measure requires one more vote of support to move to the Senate.