“State Rep. David Meeks, R-Conway, said it was ‘disheartening’ to see Arkansas among the lowest-ranked states in the report, but he said it ‘just shows that we still have work that we have to do.'” Click here to read more.
Yesterday, a state legislative committee convened to discuss the harsh reality of human trafficking. Rep. David Meeks (R-Conway) had a proposal approved by the committee to further study how to move forwarding to combat this problem. Meeks has also drafted a 32-page bill to crack down on human trafficking when the legislature convenes in January. Click here to read more about yesterday’s meeting.
State legislators, including Rep. David Meeks (R-Conway) and Sen. Missy Irvin (R-Mountain View), are seeking to enhance Arkansas’ human trafficking laws. This is good news. Human trafficking is a serious issue, and we applaud every member of the Arkansas Legislature trying to bring some much-needed attention to this problem. In our view, combating human trafficking should be a priority for anyone who values the sanctity of human life.