Senator Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) announced that her bipartisan legislation Senate Bill 14 to address the crime of human trafficking in California unanimously passed the Senate Floor today. SB 14 is a measure that would add human trafficking of a minor to the list of felony crimes that are defined as serious, making it a strike offense, under California’s Three Strikes law.
“It’s hard to believe that selling a human being over and over again is not considered a serious crime in California. Senate Bill 14 will protect countless children who are being trafficked and prevent this horrific crime from happening. This bill is one of the missing pieces that is needed in order to address one of the most lucrative crimes in the world that is happening in communities across our state.”
SB 14 will next be heard in the Assembly Public Safety Committee.