January 30, 2013 | Posted in Human Trafficking, Legislation, Legislature | By

Representative David Meeks has filed HB1203, the Human Trafficking Act of 2013.

The bill addresses human trafficking and illegal slavery. The bill improves and expands some of Arkansas’ existing laws, and creates a state task force to prevent human trafficking. It also provides additional protection for the victims of human trafficking, and allows them to seek damages through civil action.

If passed, this bill will do a lot of good protecting Arkansans and combating human trafficking.

You can read the full text of the bill here.

Jerry is the founder and president of Family Council. He began Family Council in 1989 after a successful effort to amend the Arkansas Constitution to prevent the use of public funds for abortions. He and his wife reside in Little Rock. They have four sons.