Governor Nixon Signs Bill to Combat Human Trafficking

Governor Jay Nixon this week signed into lawHB 1562, sponsored by Elijah Haahr (R-Springfield). The legislation amends Missouri law to criminalize advertising a minor for a commercial sex act. The law mirrors a similar measure passed at the federal level. The MCC was actively involved in supporting HB 1562 and applauds the governor for signing this bill, which passed the Missouri General Assembly overwhelmingly with bi-partisan support.

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