Hassan bill for trafficking hotline to be posted in planes, buses, trains signed into law

A bipartisan bill is trying to fight human trafficking with a phone call.
Published: Dec. 6, 2022 at 6:16 AM EST
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CONCORD, N.H. (WCAX) -President Biden signed a bipartisan bill that aims to help fight human trafficking with a phone call.

Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, is joining three other lawmakers to require the National Human Trafficking Hotline number (888-373-7888) be posted in the restrooms of all U.S. planes, buses and trains, as well as in airports, bus stations and rail stations.

Hassan says it’s critical to take every step possible to prevent human trafficking.

“One commonsense place to intercede is at transportation hubs by letting victims, or those who notice a potential victim, know who to call for help,” Hassan said. “Our bill is an important effort to address one of the greatest evils in our society, and I will continue working with my colleagues across the aisle to stamp out human trafficking, hold perpetrators accountable, and save victims.”

The hotline is a toll-free service connecting victims and survivors of trafficking to critical support and resources. It’s available through call or text all day, every day, all year.

The other lawmakers joining Hassan in the effort include Sen. James Risch, R-Idaho; Sen. Jacky Rosen, D-Nevada; and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida.