Source: ABC 7 WWSB
By News Service of Florida
May 3, 2019
SARASOTA (WWSB) – House and Senate lawmakers are trying to agree on legislation that would aim to slow human trafficking in Florida as the 2019 regular session comes to a close.
Human trafficking involves the illegal practice of selling people for sex, labor or often both.
The Senate passed a bill that would better train law enforcement to identify victims, tighten licensing requirements for massage parlors, and create a database of pimps and those who solicit prostitution.
State Senator Lauren Book says human trafficking affects people from geographic, socioeconomic and racial groups.