A BIG MAHALO to Senator Hee and his dedicated staff and to the House and Senate Conferees for HB240 and HB141.
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3.29.2011 Hearing Excerpt (House Judicary Committee Hearing) Labor-Trafficking
3.31.2011 (Senate Judiciary Committee) - Labor-Trafficking
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Hawaii is 1 of 4 states left with no local law defining either sex-trafficking or labor-trafficking, making it all too easy for victims of this modern-day slavery to fall through the cracks of our justice system as they are mistakenly seen as "prostitutes" or "illegal immigrants."
You can help pass Hawaii's first law, a historical event, by supporting this effort.
Did you know?
Hawaii is listed as one of the "Dirty Dozen" states with no laws or inadequate laws addressing sex-trafficking. In fact, we are among the "worst of the worst." (Polaris Project)