Fri., March 30, 2012 12:43am (EDT)

Lawmakers Work to Fight Human Trafficking
By Sasha Horne
Updated: 2 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
The legislation gained support from a coalition of nonprofit and religious organizations.  Nearly 600 supporters gathered at the capitol in early February in support of the resolution.
The legislation gained support from a coalition of nonprofit and religious organizations. Nearly 600 supporters gathered at the capitol in early February in support of the resolution.
On Thursday the Senate unanimously passed a resolution to create a joint commission to combat human trafficking in Georgia.

The commission would work to create laws to better help victims of sex trafficking.

Senator Renee Unterman a Republican from Buford supported the cause.

"Atlanta is one of the southeastern hubs one of the international hubs around America for sexual exploitation. This study committee will look at global trafficking and the affect it has on the state of Georgia."

The legislation gained support from a coalition of nonprofit and religious organizations. Nearly 600 supporters gathered at the capitol in early February in support of the resolution.