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Senator Proos Touts 21 New Human Trafficking Laws

New protections are now in place in Michigan for victims and survivors of human trafficking. Governor Snyder has recently enacted 21 new laws, with three of the bills sponsored by Senator John Proos of St. Joseph. He says the I-94 corridor is among the most active routes for traffickers. Continue reading

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Proos Visits Michigan Women’s Commission, Talks Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is the world’s second largest criminal industry and a major problem in Michigan, according to state Senator John Proos. Continue reading

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Cracking Down on Human Sex Trafficking

Human trafficking is the second-largest criminal industry in the world that devastates the lives of thousands of adults and children each year with a third of cases involving the sexual exploitation of a child.

Senate Bill 1213 would make the solicitation of a minor age 16 or 17 to commit prostitution or any other lewd or immoral act a felony punishable by imprisonment of up to five years, a fine of not more than $10,000 or both. Continue reading

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Bills Aim to Prevent Human Trafficking in Michigan

Legislation to help stop human sex trafficking in Michigan by strengthening the punishment for soliciting a minor to commit prostitution was approved by the Michigan Senate on Thursday. Senate Bill 1213 would make the solicitation of a minor age 16 or 17 to commit prostitution or any other lewd or immoral act a felony punishable by imprisonment of up to five years. State Senator John Proos says that this will help fight a crime that many people don’t often talk about. Continue reading

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