“Gov. Brewer signs bill to curb human trafficking” by Astrid Galvan and Bob Christie

In this recent article from The Washington Times, Astrid Galvan and Bob Christie detail the new human trafficking bill that Governor Brewer of Arizona signed into legislation today.  This is an excerpt from an article from The Washington Times.  The source of this article is http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/apr/22/brewer-signs-human-trafficking-bill/


“Gov. Jan Brewer signed sweeping legislation Tuesday that aims to curb human trafficking and was championed by the wife of U.S. Sen. John McCain.

Brewer, who made the issue a priority during her State of the State address, signed the bill into law during a news conference.

House Bill 2454 toughens penalties for trafficking adults for prostitution, and targets businesses such as massage parlors and escort services that advertise online. It requires advertisers to post their license numbers, and they must also have written permission of any women they depict and have evidence they are not minors.

‘The goal of this legislation is to further discourage criminals from inflicting this horror on people of Arizona, particularly our children,’ Brewer said. But we must and we will remain active, vigilant and ready to act in order to end this evil in Arizona.'”

This is a significantly shortened excerpt.  To read the full article, please visit http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/apr/22/brewer-signs-human-trafficking-bill/

Astrid Galvan and Bob Christie are journalists at The Associated Press.