‘Safe Harbor’ bill moving through state legislature


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Submitted: Tue, 06/11/2013 - 2:38am
Updated: Fri, 01/10/2014 - 2:10pm
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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A bill to combat human trafficking in North Carolina is quickly moving through the legislature. Senator Thom Goolsby is spearheading the legislation.

The bill would rewrite the state’s trafficking laws, creating a “safe harbor” for trafficking victims. Victims would no longer be charged in connection with the crime and traffickers would face tougher penalties.

The bill could reach the full House for a vote as early as this week.

North Carolina ranks as the eight worst state for human trafficking.

To learn more about the bill you can visit http://ncsafeharbor.org/.

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