September 1, 2014
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Nevada is defining sex trafficking in state law and toughening penalties for crimes associated with it.
Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval has scheduled a public ceremony to sign AB67 on Thursday. It's one of several recently passed measures aimed at combating human trafficking in the Silver State.
The bill defines sex trafficking, stiffens criminal penalties, provides tools for victims and law enforcement officers and includes customers of trafficked persons in the same criminal class as the traffickers in some cases.
Nevada Attorney General Catherine Masto was the primary proponent of the wide-ranging bill. She say bills passed this year by the Legislature will serve as a springboard for more anti-trafficking measures in future years.