Legislative Bills about Trafficking

We will track and post bills that are pending in state and national governments to address sex trafficking. Please submit your inputs about pending legislative actions via our comment form. Thanks!

US Senate Bill 104

A bill to provide for the vacating of certain convictions and expungement of certain arrests of victims of human trafficking.

US Senate Bill 1693

A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to clarify that section 230 of that Act does not prohibit the enforcement against providers and users of interactive computer services of Federal and State criminal and civil law relating to sex trafficking. This bill is aimed at closing a loophole that has been exploited by some providers to assist in selling sex services online.

UPDATE – 04 Nov 17
Senate Bill 1693, also known as the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (Sesta) has been amended and now has the support from the internet Association, which includes Facebook, Google and Amazon among its members. This is a critical step to approval. For more information, see the BBC article on the subject.

Resource Drive

Anti-Trafficking action opportunity

Law enforcement and survivor support groups are in constant need of donated smart phones and gift cards ($5-25) to give to trafficking survivors. The survivors phones are taken as evidence and they have food and clothing needs.

For all of October & November, Village’s Anti-Trafficking team will be collecting these items at the Information Counter in the Sanctuary Lobby before and after all worship services.  Consider donating your used smart phone instead of trading it in when you upgrade (smart phones only; please reset your phone to factory settings before donating).  Questions?  Contact Insil Kang

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