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Kansas lawmakers increase penalties for human trafficking


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A measure that would strengthen state laws against human trafficking cleared the Kansas Legislature Thursday without a single vote against it.

The bill, which the House approved unanimously on Monday before the Senate's action Thursday, creates new crimes related to human trafficking, toughens some existing laws and requires truck drivers to take training on spotting the practice.

GOP Gov. Sam Brownback's office didn't say whether he would sign it, but communications director Melika Willoughby said in an email that Brownback "has long fought against human trafficking."...

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