HARRISBURG – Legislation to allow expert testimony in human trafficking cases has been approved by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, said Rep. Meghan Schroeder (R-Bucks), who authored the measure.
“I am proud of those who have come forward to share their stories to help prevent others from becoming a victim of human trafficking,” said Schroeder. “I believe this legislation will extend the efforts of protecting others from becoming part of the horrible human trafficking cycle in our state.”
House Bill 2175
would expand the list of offenses where an expert may testify about the dynamics of sexual violence and victim responses to sexual violence.
This legislation is among a package of bills Schroeder has co-sponsored aimed to combat human trafficking in Pennsylvania. The package of human trafficking bills is intended to protect victim’s privacy, guarantee their safety and make it safer for them to testify against their abusers.
House Bill 2175 is now being considered by the state Senate.
Representative Meghan Schroeder
29th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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