FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Senate President David Williams says a
bill to fight human trafficking in Kentucky won't pass in this
session of the legislature.
The bill, sponsored by Democratic Rep. Sannie Overly of Paris,
was approved Thursday by the Senate Judiciary Committee and placed
on the Senate calendar for Friday. But it was brought to the
Senate's attention that it hadn't had the required readings needed
for passage, and the sponsors had run out of time.
"It was just an oversight," said the Burkesville Republican,
adding that its failure doesn't indicate any lack of Senate support
for wanting to deal with the problem.
The bill would have made it a crime to patronize a prostitute or
a minor victim of human trafficking.
The legislation is HB 350.
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