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Gov. Evers signs bill requiring human trafficking education for commercial drivers

Written by LOPPW | 11/20/2019

Gov. Evers Signs Bill Requiring Human Trafficking Education for Commercial Drivers

MADISON (WAOW)— Gov. Tony Evers signed a bipartisan bill Wednesday that requires educational training on the recognition and prevention of human trafficking for commercial truck drivers, a press release says.

Per the release, the bill also directs the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, the Wisconsin Department of Justice, and the Wisconsin Technical College System Board to establish industry specific training materials.

“Human trafficking impacts all of Wisconsin’s 72 counties, and truck drivers can play a critical role in reducing and preventing this crime,” said Gov. Evers in the release. “Truck drivers are on the front line of this issue as they not only reach every corner of our state, but often travel across state lines. By ensuring that they are vigilant and have the knowledge and training to recognize human trafficking, we can protect vulnerable individuals from continued exploitation.”