Gov. Sam Brownback has signed into law a bill to combat human trafficking and exploitation of underage sex workers.
The governor signed the bill Monday, saying it will provide increased criminal penalties and services for victims of sexual exploitation.
"This would not only strengthen our ability to severly punish traffickers," said Brownback. "It would give us valuable new tools to protect vulnerable young victims so they can have hope of a new life and break the cycle of exploitation."
The bill modifies Kansas human trafficking laws passed nearly a decade ago.
Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a bill that will establish a stem cell research center at the University of Kansas Medical Center. The new facility would work with adult stem cells and cells taken from umbilical cord blood.
Brownback signed the bill during a ceremony Monday at the Statehouse. He was joined by people who have successfully undergone medical treatments using stem cells.
Kansas guns becoming immune to federal regulation; Brownback visiting universities with a funding push; June trial date set in Koch cyberattack case; Roberts poised to become oldest Kansas U.S. Senator.
Starting Thursday, Kansas Guns Are Immune To Federal Regulation
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