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Hawaii governor to sign human trafficking bills

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 07:50 a.m. HST, Jun 29, 2013

Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie plans to sign two bills designed to prevent human trafficking.

Abercrombie's office says the governor will sign a bill that puts children who are victims of sex and labor trafficking within the scope of the Child Protective Act. The bill also declares January as Human Trafficking Awareness month.

Another bill to be signed Monday requires certain employers to display posters that provide information related to human trafficking.

The posters will be required in massage parlors, establishments that provide nude dancers and some businesses with liquor licenses.

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livinginhawaii wrote:
Isn't this already illegal? One would think that we should be enforcing the law here instead of placing silly posters in strip bars...
on June 29,2013 | 05:48AM
Bdpapa wrote:
These signs should be put in every establishment, not some of them. Actually this is kinfa stupid. Their customers don't care.
on June 29,2013 | 08:00AM
JimLoomis wrote:
Uh ... the posters would be for the victims being exploited who are probably not aware of their legal rights and of the protection afforded them by the law.
on June 30,2013 | 04:21AM
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