Today, the Senate passed a bill, HB 94, which would prevent those involved in human trafficking with minors to use the defense that they were unaware of the person’s age.
Senator Sharon Carson (R-Londonderry), chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement.
“It is our goal to eliminate human trafficking in the state of New Hampshire. This legislation achieves that by reducing demand for human trafficking and specifically, child trafficking.”
“This legislation eliminates the defense buyers would have claiming ignorance of the individual’s age if he/she is a minor, helping those engaging in the practice to face real penalties.”
“I am pleased that the Senate supported this measure to continue strengthening our laws against human trafficking in New Hampshire.”