Trafficking bill passes 29-1

Feb 21, 2013 The Associated Press

CHEYENNE -- Wyoming is closer to passing its own laws barring human trafficking.

The state Senate passed a proposal Wednesday that would make it a felony to knowingly recruit, harbor, receive or participate in other ways in forced labor or sexual servitude. The vote was 29-1.

The House has already passed the measure but lawmakers there must now consider changes made to it in the Senate.

Wyoming is the only state without human trafficking laws and currently relies on the federal government to prosecute such cases.

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