Bill Will Crack Down on “Modern Day Slavery,” Empower Victims to Seek Justice
As the Assembly is poised to grant final legislative approval to the Human Trafficking Prevention, Protection and Treatment Act (A-3352), lead sponsor Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen) will join with other sponsors and advocates after the final vote to underscore the importance of the bill and the urgent need for Gov. Christie to sign it into law.
Vainieri Huttle will be joined by additional legislative sponsors of the bill, Kate Keisel from Polaris Project and Patricia Devine Harms from the NJ Coalition Against Human Trafficking and the Junior League State Public Affairs Committee for a press availability in Room 109 of the Statehouse, across from the Assembly Chambers, immediately after the bill’s passage on Thursday, March 21. The Assembly voting session is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.
Vainieri Huttle has worked closely with the Polaris Project and the Human Trafficking Coalition on the legislation, which will provide immediate avenues of redress for victims in New Jersey while implementing a strong crackdown on traffickers. The sponsors and the advocates will detail the benefits of the bill during the press availability.