House Judiciary Committee to Workshop: Snyder Proposal to Address Human Trafficking

It's a topic many don't care to talk about, but the problem of human trafficking within the United States and especially in Florida really exists. Now, Representative William Snyder (Stuart, FL) wants to bring the issue to the forefront targeting the offenders, and shedding new light on a devastating crime plaguing the sunshine state.

Stuart, FL, December 09, 2011 --( The House Judiciary Committee will begin a workshop to discuss a proposal by Committee Chairman William Snyder (R-Stuart) which addresses human trafficking in Florida.

During that workshop, the committee will receive a presentation from Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, who has been working with Chairman Snyder on recommendations for legislation. "The trafficking of human beings for any purpose is a horrific crime that many do not know exists,” says Representative William Snyder (R- Stuart), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. “The grim reality is that it does exist and it will worsen each year if it is not addressed. I intend to change that this session by spearheading legislation which brings the issue to the forefront and takes direct aim at the offenders."

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services lists human trafficking as the second largest and fastest growing criminal industry in the world. Given Florida's geography, rapidly growing population and high number of visitors every year, human trafficking has increasingly become a problem in many Florida communities.

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Christine C. Weiss