“CSSB 20 reaffirms our determination to stop the scourge of human trafficking and strengthen our efforts to bring these criminals to justice.”
AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the unanimous passage of CSSB 20 – the Stop Human Trafficking bill, by Sen. Joan Huffman, R-Houston:
“I congratulate Sen. Joan Huffman and the entire Texas Senate on the unanimous passage of CSSB 20 and for her vigilant commitment to ending human trafficking in Texas. CSSB 20 reaffirms our determination to bring human traffickers to justice and stop the scourge of this horrible crime. This legislation will create safer communities across Texas.”
There are over 234,000 victims of human trafficking in Texas at any given time. CSSB 20 reforms the way we combat human trafficking and strengthens penalties for offenders.