- Associated Press - Thursday, March 24, 2016

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Legislature has voted to require the posting of human trafficking notices in rest stops, strip clubs, airports, and bus and train stations.

The bill sent to Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday says the notices must reference the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline as a place for victims to get help and services.

Republican Rep. Kurt Heise of Plymouth Township says the goal is to put notices in certain venues where traffickers bring victims but are less likely to monitor them - such as adult entertainment clubs. He says the measure would serve as a possible means of escape for victims or rescue by members of the public.

The proposed law would not apply unless a state department is given funding to carry out enforcement and other duties.

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