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H.R. 3813 (115th): Combating Human Trafficking in Commercial Vehicles Act

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To designate a human trafficking prevention coordinator and to expand the scope of activities authorized under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's outreach and education program to include human trafficking prevention activities, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Elizabeth Esty

Sponsor. Representative for Connecticut's 5th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Dec 18, 2017
Length: 10 pages
Sep 21, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Enacted Via Other Measures

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This bill was enacted as:

S. 1536: Combating Human Trafficking in Commercial Vehicles Act
Enacted — Signed by the President on Jan 3, 2018. (compare text)

1 Cosponsor (1 Republican)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Approves Katko Human Trafficking Legislation
    — Rep. John Katko [R-NY24] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 30, 2017

Rep. Denham roundtable on Human Trafficking yields new ideas
    — Rep. Jeff Denham [R-CA10, 2013-2018] on Aug 15, 2018

Smucker Lauds Committee Passage of Two Measures to Help Stop Human Trafficking
    — Rep. Lloyd Smucker [R-PA11] on Nov 30, 2017

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 3813 will add $1 million in new spending through 2022.


Sep 21, 2017

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Nov 30, 2017
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Dec 18, 2017
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H.R. 3813 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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