Human trafficking bill heads to Governor’s desk

Iowa State Capitol

DES MOINES, Iowa – The Iowa House is voting unanimously to pass Senate File 2311, which toughens some anti human trafficking laws in the state. They voted Tuesday morning 98-0 to pass the bill. In part, the legislation toughens the penalties for sex crimes against minors, will allow prosecutors to treat the sex trafficking victim who is under age 18 as a child in need of assistance and creates a human trafficking victim fund. The bill now goes to Governor Terry Branstad for his approval. We’ll have more on this story tonight on KIMT.

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