Gavin Newsom steps in to advance child trafficking law Democrats rejected

Posted on AllSides July 13th, 2023
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Hector Amezcua/AP

Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) intervened to advance a law that would increase the penalty for child trafficking after state Democrats rejected it.

In a Tuesday hearing, the California state assembly voted down a bill, introduced by State Sen. Shannon Grove (R), that would make child trafficking a serious felony in California. The increase would make people charged with the crime eligible for the state's "three strikes" law, in which those charged with three serious felonies face 25 years to life in prison.

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