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Bills to Aid Human Trafficking Victims Pass Georgia Senate

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Beau Evans via Newman Times-Herald
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Two proposals by Gov. Brian Kemp to further aid human trafficking victims are advancing in the Georgia General Assembly. The state Senate on Thursday passed a bill that would allow victims or state officials to file civil lawsuits seeking money damages against traffickers. Senators also passed a bill that would make it easier for people who have been trafficking victims to change their names. Both measures passed on unanimous votes and move to the House for more debate. Kemp has also said he’s seeking a rule change to require anyone earning or renewing a commercial driver’s license to take an anti-trafficking course.