Bill to decriminalize prostitution for minors awaits governor’s signature

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A bill decriminalizing prostitution for kids under 18-years-old is awaiting the governor’s signature.

House Bill 56 ensures minors in prostitution cases are not charged with a crime. Instead, the children would be looked at as human trafficking victims.

The bill also requires state agencies to provide them with protection and trauma services. 

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