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By Elinor Smith
UM Legislative News Service 

Proposed Legislation Aims to Crack Down on Human Trafficking


Last updated 1/19/2023 at 2:10pm

HELENA – Sen. Jodee Etchart, R-Billings, told the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, Jan. 11 that according to stats from the Department of Justice, human trafficking in Montana has risen roughly 300 percent from 2021 to 2022. Etchart said that is why she is sponsoring House Bill 112, which supporters say would address the issue and strengthen the state’s ability to prosecute those fou...

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