Thune's human trafficking bills signed by Trump

Published: Jan. 11, 2018 at 3:04 PM CST
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Two human trafficking bills, co-sponsored Sen. John Thune, have been signed by President Donald Trump.

The No Human Trafficking on Our Roads Act (S. 1532) will bar people from driving a commercial motor vehicle for life if they have used such a vehicle to commit a felony related to human trafficking.

The Combatting Human Trafficking in Commercial Vehicles Act (S. 1536) will name a human trafficking prevention coordinator at the U.S. Department of Transportation. At the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, there would be an increase in outreach, education and reporting efforts.

“Now that the No Human Trafficking on Our Roads Act and the Combating Human Trafficking in the Commercial Vehicle Act have been signed into law, they will aid in the ongoing battle against human trafficking,” said Thune.

The bipartisan legislation aims to help with the problem of human trafficking in the nation.