Oklahoma Legislators to Consider Trafficking Bill - KSWO 7News | Breaking News, Weather and Sports

Oklahoma Legislators to Consider Trafficking Bill

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma legislators are being asked to join seven other states that have let human trafficking victims clear certain criminal records.

A bill by Rep. Sally Kern would let victims of sex trafficking seek to void prostitution convictions. The House Public Safety Committee is to take up the bill Wednesday.

New York passed a similar law in 2010, according to The Polaris Project, an advocacy group. The group says six other states have since passed laws like it in an attempt to ensure that victims of human trafficking are not treated like criminals.

Bureau of Narcotics Director Darrell Weaver says he supports the bill.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • OBI has critical need for donors due to inclement weather

    OBI has critical need for donors due to inclement weather

    Thursday, February 22 2018 5:50 PM EST2018-02-22 22:50:40 GMT
    According to the OBI, only about half of the donors needed to maintain the blood supply have been able to make it out to donate over the last three days. (Souce KSWO)According to the OBI, only about half of the donors needed to maintain the blood supply have been able to make it out to donate over the last three days. (Souce KSWO)

    According to the OBI, only about half of the donors needed to maintain the blood supply have been able to make it out to donate over the last three days.

    According to the OBI, only about half of the donors needed to maintain the blood supply have been able to make it out to donate over the last three days.

  • Instant Pot: Stop using the Gem 65 8-in-1 Multicooker

    Instant Pot: Stop using the Gem 65 8-in-1 Multicooker

    Thursday, February 22 2018 5:41 PM EST2018-02-22 22:41:27 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 5:41 PM EST2018-02-22 22:41:27 GMT
    Instant Pot anticipates providing information on how to replace the Gem 65 multicooker in a few weeks. (Source: Instant Pot)Instant Pot anticipates providing information on how to replace the Gem 65 multicooker in a few weeks. (Source: Instant Pot)

    Instant Pot anticipates providing information on how to replace the Gem 65 multicooker in a few weeks.

    Instant Pot anticipates providing information on how to replace the Gem 65 multicooker in a few weeks.

  • US women beat Canada for gold in a 3-2 shootout thriller

    US women beat Canada for gold in a 3-2 shootout thriller

    Thursday, February 22 2018 2:34 AM EST2018-02-22 07:34:20 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 5:38 PM EST2018-02-22 22:38:51 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Slocum). United States celebrates winning gold after the women's gold medal hockey game against Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum). United States celebrates winning gold after the women's gold medal hockey game against Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018.

    Twenty long years after taking gold when the sport debuted in 1998, the United States snapped Canada's streak of four straight Olympic golds with a 3-2 shootout victory.

    Twenty long years after taking gold when the sport debuted in 1998, the United States snapped Canada's streak of four straight Olympic golds with a 3-2 shootout victory.

Powered by Frankly