Since taking office in 2019, Gov. Brian Kemp and First Lady Marty Kemp have prioritized human trafficking awareness and measures to end “modern-day slavery” in Georgia.
Monday, the Kemps unveiled three new proposals to continue that effort.
“There is always more work to be done. We will not let up. We’re still fighting,” said Gov. Kemp in a news conference at the State Capitol.
The first bill would establish an exception for trafficking survivors who want to change their names. State law requires anyone who petitions the court for a legal name change to publish a notice in the local newspaper for four consecutive weeks. Current law allows victims of family violence to file petitions without public notices and this legislation would also allow trafficking victims to keep their name changes private.
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