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2015 Maryland Human Trafficking Legislation

This week is an important week for MD human trafficking legislative lobbying. As a Maryland citizen, you have a voice and can use it to bring freedom to victims of human trafficking.

Lend Your Voice

The Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force is supporting several pieces of crucial legislation that will be heard in committee this week.  Professional members of the Task Force will be providing testimony in support of the legislation in committees. And we need to tell our representatives that we want their support of these bills. 

Here is the schedule of the hearings.  Please call or write your representatives this week and urge them for their support.

Tuesday, March 3rd:
HB 905 (Trafficking as an Affirmative Defense, with Necessity Defense)- House Judiciary Committee (MD Issue Brief Affirmative Defense)
HB 456 (Safe Harbor Working Group)- House Judiciary Committee (MD Safe Harbor Brief)
SB 521 (Safe Harbor Working Group)- Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee

Wednesday, March 4th:
SB 520 (Trafficking as an Affirmative Defense, without Necessity Defense)- Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee

Friday, March 6th:
SJ 3 (Honoring HT Victims During WWII)- Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee (Senate Joint Resolution 3- Honoring Victims)

Thank you for using your voice for those whose voices are not heard.