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Committee Clears Trafficking Victims Services Bill

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An Assembly committee has unanimously passed a bill aimed at improving Nevada's procedure for dealing with victims of human trafficking.

The vote comes two days after Republican Assemblyman John Hambrick of Las Vegas presented the bill to the Assembly Judiciary Committee for the first time.

The measure now heads to the Assembly floor for a full vote.

AB338 requires the state to build a program to teach law enforcement officers, educators and other state officials how to handle problems faced by victims of human trafficking.

It also mandates signs advertising victim services to be displayed at locations suspected as trafficking hotspots.

At an earlier hearing, the Washoe County Sheriff's office representative said state law enforcement lacked ample education and training addressing trafficking issues. (AP)

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