A bill to add human trafficking education to Florida’s public school curriculum is moving on to its final panel after it was approved Monday by the House PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee.
Williams, who serves as the Ranking Democrat on the PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee, spoke in favor of the bill before the panel.
“This bill will actually shine spotlight on the darkness of human trafficking,” Williams said. “This bill will also be able to help children learn the signs of dangers that are in their neighborhoods and in their schools.”
The legislation also sets up a trafficking awareness campaign under the Department of Legal Affairs. The department would also set up a toll-free hotline to forward reports of human trafficking incidents to the appropriate law enforcement agencies.
The measure is part of a group of bills aiming to address the human trafficking problem in the state of Florida.