To ensure that the policies behind efforts to combat human trafficking are both thorough and strong, we are regularly involved in the development of community and state laws. In fact, members of CCHT played a key role in the development of state legislation including:
- Kansas HB 2034 – an anti-trafficking law that created the crime of commercial exploitation of a child, strengthened penalties for trafficking related offenses and created a victims’ assistance fund using fine collected by perpetrators.
- Kansas SB 179 - legislation updating anti-trafficking laws to provide an affirmative defense for victims of human trafficking. This prevents victims from being charged for actions committed while under the control of a trafficker.