UTAH ATTORNEY GENERAL REYES AND FLORIDA ATTORNEY GENERAL BONDI JOINT STATEMENT ON PASSAGE OF H.R. 1865
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah and TALLAHASSEE, Florida — Today, Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, both leaders in the fight against human trafficking, issued the following joint statement commending the U.S. Senate passage of H.R. 1865:
“Today, we applaud the U.S. Senate for making the right decision and overwhelmingly passing H.R. 1865, the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act, in a 97 to 2 vote. This legislation will significantly support all state attorneys general and state prosecutors in their effort to hold online sites accountable for supporting the sale of sex trafficking victims.
“We thank President Trump and his Administration for working closely and proactively with Members of Congress, including our dedicated Utah and Florida federal delegations, industry experts and human trafficking survivors in the fight to eradicate sex trafficking across the country and around the world.”
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- You can read the National Association of Attorneys General urging the Senate to pass H.R. 1865 here: https://attorneygeneral.utah.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/CDA-Final-Letter.pdf.
- Find The Washington Post coverage of H.R. 1865 passing in the Senate on here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/true-crime/wp/2018/03/21/bill-enabling-prosecutors-to-pursue-websites-that-host-sex-traffickers-heads-to-white-house/?utm_term=.44a852a8aaa2.