Cases of child trafficking have been reported in all 50 states including Missouri. Studies indicate that this is an ongoing, growing problem that’s under reported and hard to track.
Missouri PTA has an increased determination in the fight against child trafficking and firmly supports HB 1562. This bill would enhance our current law by expanding the definition of trafficking to include the phrase ‘advertise the availability of’. This addition of this language creates a more comprehensive law and increases our chances in combating this issue.
Please reach out to your state representative and ask for their support of HB 1562.
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