Colloton to Lead Human Trafficking Fight in Kansas
Associated Press - July 15, 2013 7:39 pm
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is asking Gov. Sam Brownback to call the Legislature into special session to rewrite the state's "Hard 50" sentencing law.
The Kansas Attorney General’s office has named a former legislator to lead a unit aimed at implementing state laws on human trafficking.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Monday that Pat Colloton, a Leawood Republican, will be the assistant attorney general in charge of the newly-formed Anti-Human Trafficking Unit.
Colloton’s job will involve implementing legislation passed this year that includes increased penalties for trafficking and services for victims.
Colloton is a lawyer and served four terms in the House, starting in 2004.
Colloton was also chairwoman of the House Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice.
Information from: The Topeka Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com