TOPEKA – (January 11, 2021) – During its session that convenes today, the legislature should continue bipartisan progress to combat human trafficking in Kansas, Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today. Today is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, and Schmidt said he will request reintroduction of two bills that were introduced last year but failed to pass when the COVID-19 pandemic abruptly ended the 2020 legislative session. The first would require posting of the National Human Trafficking Hotline in certain business and public places. Posting of the hotline number, which is 1-888-3737-888, helps connect victims to services and encourages the public to report potential trafficking so an appropriate response can occur. The second bill would...
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On Human Trafficking Awareness Day, AG Derek Schmidt announces legislative recommendations to enhance human trafficking prevention efforts in Kansas