In the News: Coercive Trafficking Bill Introduced

A press release from John Ratcliffe Representative explains, "the PROTECT Act would amend existing human trafficking law to specify that the use of drugs or illegal substances to cause a person to engage in a commercial sex act or forced labor constitutes a form of coercion. It also aims to protect trafficking victims from prosecution by recognizing that victims are often forced to commit crimes by virtue of their own victimization."

The bill was introduced by United States Senators Sherrod Brown, John Cornyn, Dianne Feinstein, Amy Klobuchar, Bill Nelson, Rob Portman, & Thom Tillis. The bill summary can be found here.