Priola Bill to Strengthen Law Enforcement Tools in the Fight Against Human Trafficking

DENVER — Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved Senator Kevin Priola's House Bill 17-1040 to allow interception of the communications of human traffickers.

Under current law, law enforcement officials can use various methods of communications interception when probable cause exists to believe that evidence of first degree murder, kidnapping, gambling, robbery, or bribery will be obtained. 

HB 1040 expands current law to allow communications interception with probable cause of human trafficking exists. 

"Human trafficking is a tragedy that is all too real in Colorado," said Priola. "We must give law enforcement officials every possible weapon in our arsenal to fight this atrocity and ensure that Colorado is vigilant in safeguarding against this grave human rights violation."

House Bill 1040 now moves on to a vote of the Committee of the Whole. 

 

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