Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: March 10, 2014
Sen. Dan Newberry
Senate clears bill strengthening penalties for human trafficking
The state Senate today approved legislation that would
guarantee persons convicted of human trafficking will serve at least
85 percent of their sentence.
Newberry, author of Senate Bill 1433, said the measure will
ensure that some of the state’s most dangerous criminals serve
a sentence that fits their crime.
“Human trafficking, particularly for the purpose of prostitution
and sexual exploitation, is one of the fastest growing crimes in
the world,” said Newberry, R-Tulsa. “Sadly, it is also
a crime that disproportionately targets children. The smuggling
and selling of human lives destined for abuse is a monstrous offense
and the penalties should be strong.”
The full Senate also recently approved Senate Bill 1431, authored
by Newberry. The bill would ensure that the provisions of the Sex
Offender Registration Act will apply to people convicted of human
trafficking for sexual exploitation.
Approved by a vote of 42-0, SB 1433 now advances to the House for
For more information, contact:
Sen. Newberry: (405) 521-5600