Trafficking bill aims to help victims

17.04.2013 07:27

 

Published 7:00 pm, Tuesday, April 16, 2013

 

AUSTIN — Another bill related to human trafficking was moved without discussion Tuesday morning to await a third reading in the House.

House Bill 8, filed in February by Rep. Senfronia Thompson, D-Houston, overlaps with House Bill 32 in that it would also increase punishments for pimps and require them to register as sex offenders.

It would amend and broaden several sections of the Penal Code, the Code of Criminal Procedure, and Government Code. It differs from HB 32 in three main ways: it would bar convicted traffickers from jury-recommended probation, it would allow for the payment of relocation expenses to victims of trafficking and it would loosen restrictions on who can file protective orders.

It would also remove the statute of limitations for those compelling children to prostitution. Currently, those crimes can only be prosecuted before the victim turns 28.

Opponents argue removing the statute may give victims false hope for a conviction in a case without evidence strong enough to get a conviction, according to the House Research Organization.

 

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These are some of the things you can do to help fight human trafficking:

Be informed! Educate yourself about human trafficking by reading about it. Follow events in the news. Keep your eyes open - human trafficking is happening all around us.

Raise awareness! Talk to friends, family and colleagues. You could even start talking to your local politicians and authorities.

Get involved! Participate in an anti-trafficking movement in your area and get involved in its activities and campaigns (e.g. hold events, distribute posters, leaflets etc.) in your neighborhood and in schools.

Encourage businesses! Be a responsible consumer! Inform yourself on the labour policies of companies to ensure their products are free from slave labour and other forms of exploitation. If possible, buy fair trade products.

Seek support! If you suspect that someone has been trafficked report it to the institutions or assistance facilities dealing with human trafficking in your area.

 

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