Salina, KS

Now: 17 °

Currently: Clouds

Hi: 40 ° | Lo: 17 °

Kansas AG pushing to strengthen laws on human trafficking

KSAL StaffFebruary 12, 2017

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is pushing for changes that would strengthen the state’s laws against human trafficking.

The state Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday introduced a bill containing Schmidt’s proposals. He said in a statement that the changes would put Kansas “in the top tier” of states in fighting trafficking.

His proposed changes include specifically making it a felony to knowingly sell travel services for sex tourism and declaring in state law that minors can never consent to trafficking.

Another change proposed by Schmidt would create a new felony crime of trading in child pornography over the Internet.

The bill also would increase the penalties for buying sex with a minor so that the presumed prison sentence for a first-time offender would nearly double to almost five years.

Copyright © Meridian Media, 2023. All Rights Reserved. No part of this story may be reproduced without Meridian Media’s express consent.

CATEGORIES :

RELATED POSTS

Saline County Open Burning Laws Change

December 12, 2017 2:43 pm

STAY IN TOUCH!

GET OUR APP!

LATEST POSTS

KWU Instructor Completes ...
February 1, 2023Comments
City Surveying Waste Redu...
January 31, 2023Comments
KHP Planning Condensed Ac...
January 31, 2023Comments
Woman Arrested after Erra...
January 31, 2023Comments

LISTEN LIVE