The Missouri House approved legislation that would prohibit marriages for children under the age of 15 and raises the minimum age for marriage with parental consent to 17. The bill now heads to the Senate for debate.
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RAISING THE MARRIAGE AGE TO PROTECT YOUNG PEOPLE
The 'Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act' from Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO) passes House 388-25.
Washington, D.C.: Representative Ann Wagner's flagship legislation in the 115th Congress passed the House by an overwhelming vote. The 'Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017' would, according to proponents, give more legal clarity and teeth to prosecutors to go after online websites that host trafficking communications.
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Human Trafficking Hotline Poster Bill
Missouri HB 1246, the human trafficking hotline poster bill, passed and signed into law. By March 2019, the hotline number (888-3737-888) along with information to help trafficked victims will post in airports, train stations, emergency room, urgent cares, truck stops, gas stations, and establishments previously cited for prostitution.
Human Trafficking Legislation Gains Final Approval in D.C.
The U.S. Senate has approved legislation, and President Trump signed into law amending the federal Communications Decency Act to remove legal immunity for internet websites (like Backpage.com) that knowingly facilitate online advertising for the child sex trade. The bill had strong bipartisan support with a 97-2 Senate vote.