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Anti-sex trafficking bill passed

The Legislative session’s most comprehensive sex trafficking bill is now awaiting Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval’s signature.

The Nevada Senate voted unanimously Friday to approve AB67. It also cleared the Assembly without objectors.

This bill defines sex trafficking, stiffens criminal penalties, provides tools for victims and law enforcement officers and includes customers of trafficked persons in the same criminal class as the traffickers in some cases.

Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto was the primary proponent of the bill, which she says is the first step in an elaborate anti-sex trafficking plan.

She praised lawmakers for passing the bill in a statement Saturday.