Human Trafficking Bills Head to Governor Jay Inslee in Washington
OLYMPIA, WA - Several bills related to human trafficking in Washington state are going to Governor Jay Inslee's desk for his signature.
Senate Bill 6339, which would make it a crime to coerce someone to perform labor or services by withholding or threatening to withhold or destroy someone's immigration status papers, was delivered to Inslee Monday after passing through the Senate and House.
House Bill 1791 passed unanimously through the House Monday, after representatives concurred on amendments made by the Senate. Under the measure, the charge of trafficking in the first degree would be added under the umbrella of sex offenses.
House Bill 1292, also passed unanimously Monday after the House concurred on amendments made by the Senate, would allow a victim of trafficking to have prostitution convictions cleared from their record.