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Legislation looks to change human trafficking laws

Would make it a strike under "Three Strikes Law"
Human Trafficking (FILE)
Posted at 9:37 AM, Mar 04, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-04 12:41:14-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — Senator Shannon Grove and Kern County District Attorney Cynthia Zimmer will announce critical legislation Friday afternoon targeting criminals convicted of human trafficking.

Currently, that crime is not defined as a serious or violent felony under state law. The legislation would add human trafficking to those lists making the crime a strike under the "Three Strikes Law."

They will be announcing it at 2 p.m. In front of Bakersfield Police Department headquarters.