Blocked Child Sex Trafficking Bill Puts California Committee Under Fire

One day after rejecting a bill that would have classified child sex trafficking as a serious felony, the Assembly Public Safety Committee is facing significant backlash from political leaders and the public. The bill, written by Republican State Senator Shannon Grove, gives repeat offenders longer sentences and forbids early release. The bill passed unanimously earlier in the year but was blocked by all six Democrats on the Safety Committee. The Dems who ‘abstained’ on the child sex traffic vote are all from safe seats.