A rally at the Statehouse on Friday marked Human Trafficking Awareness Day and pushed for passage of new anti-trafficking legislation in New Jersey.
Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle, D-Englewood, introduced the bill in October and has said she wants the law in effect before the 2014 Super Bowl. Such massive events, Huttle has said, can attract an influx of traffickers.
Anyone convicted of crimes related to human trafficking could face $25,000 in fines under the proposed bill, Huttle said in an NJTV report.
The bill has bi-partisan support, but has not yet faced a vote on the senate or assembly floor, northjersey.com reported.
Watch the video above for more on the rally and bill.