Georgia’s commitment to fight human trafficking has already been getting attention nationwide, and the state continues to add tools to the toolbox. A bill introduced on behalf of Governor Brian Kemp and First Lady Marty Kemp to combat human trafficking across the state sailed through the Senate late last week by a 48-0 margin. HB 823, sponsored by Representative Houston Gaines (R-Athens), had already cleared the House by a unanimous vote in March before lawmakers went into recess because of the COVID-19 outbreak. However, it now has to go back to the House for final approval after Senators made a few changes in the original version.
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