This week, a bill was signed into law that would prevent a truck driver from ever operating a commercial vehicle again for certain human or sex trafficking offenses.
On Tuesday, July 21, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed HB 823 into law.
Today, we took an important step forward and signed legislation to ensure a brighter future for our children and bring an end to human trafficking in Georgia. Together, we’ll continue to promote positive outcomes and keep our kids safe. Read more here: https://t.co/FkRYEuaUOe
— Governor Brian P. Kemp (@GovKemp) July 21, 2020
The bill will punish anyone who “knowingly” uses their commercial vehicle in human or sex trafficking with a lifetime ban on operating commercial vehicles. This could include offenses like using a commercial vehicle to transport illegal immigrants or using a truck to transport a minor for sex trafficking purposes.
In July 2019, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced a final rule to permanently ban a person from operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) for life if they are found guilty of human trafficking. The FMCSA said that the lifetime ban was a response to President Trump’s signing of the “No Human Trafficking on Our Roads Act.”