Statement on Passage of HB 3 in Kentucky House

Marylee Underwood, staff attorney, Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs

“We applaud the Kentucky House of Representatives for recognizing that human trafficking is a very real problem in Kentucky and unanimously passing House Bill 3 today. This bill will ensure that child victims get the services they need to heal and provide better resources for law enforcement officers and prosecutors.”

Terry Brooks, executive director, Kentucky Youth Advocates

“Today, the House showed bipartisan collaboration by unanimously passing House Bill 3. We applaud primary cosponsors Representative Overly and Representative Wuchner for their work to ensure children exposed to human trafficking receive services to help them recover. This bill is one that both parties can agree on, and we now look forward to the Senate taking up the bill to pass it this session and put these protections in place quickly for child victims.”