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Kean Applauds Signing of Anti-Human Trafficking Act, Awareness Day

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Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean Jr. (R-Union, Morris, Somerset) applauded Gov. Christie for signing into law today the “Human Trafficking Prevention, Protection, and Treatment Act,” of which he is first co-sponsor.

“Millions of human trafficking victims are tortured in New Jersey and the world over via a growing, underground enterprise,” Kean said. “In this state, people of all ages and backgrounds are now better protected from this form of modern-day slavery. Law enforcement officers and prosecutors are more empowered to prevent criminals from physically and emotionally destroying lives in New Jersey.”

Senator Kean co-sponsored this law, formerly S2239, to expand the state’s human trafficking law by creating a new human trafficking commission; criminalizing additional activities related to human trafficking; upgrading certain penalties on existing human trafficking or related crimes; increasing protections afforded to victims of human trafficking; and providing for increased training and public awareness on human trafficking issues. He also is first co-sponsor of SJR60 to designate January 11 as “Human Trafficking Awareness Day,” which Christie also signed today.

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