Cracking Down on Human TraffickingJune 18, 2021
Sexually oriented businesses, including strip clubs, are epicenters for human trafficking – including the shameful exploitation of minors. Senate Bill 766, which I was proud to sponsor with Senator Joan Huffman, requires that these businesses utilize E-verify to confirm the age of their applicants and employees.
This new policy will aid in our continued efforts to crack down on those who prey on young women in Texas for their own pleasure and profit. I appreciate the two witnesses who survived and escaped the horrors of the industry and bravely offered their testimony during the Committee hearing in May. I’m pleased to report that Governor Abbott signed this bill into law on June 18th.