H.R.2480 – Empowering Law Enforcement to Fight Sex Trafficking Demand Act

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H.R.2480 – Empowering Law Enforcement to Fight Sex Trafficking Demand Act


The bill would “To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to include an additional permissible use of amounts provided as grants under the Byrne JAG program.” to reduce the demand for sex trafficking.

Under the bill the authorized use of Byrne JAG funds are expanded to include programs to combat human trafficking (including programs to reduce the demand for trafficked persons).”

 (Full text of H.R. 2480 at congress.gov)

Sponsor:  Rep. Hartzler, Vicky [R-MO-4] (Introduced 05/17/2017)

Status: Passed House /



On Passage: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote

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Cost to the taxpayers:  Data not available

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Tax Complexity:  Not applicable to this bill.

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Constitutional Authority:   Assumed.


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