CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming now has its own laws barring human trafficking.
The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports that Gov. Matt Meat signed House Bill 133 into law on Wednesday.
It makes it a felony to knowingly recruit, harbor, receive or participate in other ways in forced labor or sexual servitude. It also offers protection for people who have been trafficked.
Violators will be subject to up to 50 years in prions and fines up to $10,000.
Until now, Wyoming was the only state without its own human trafficking laws and relied on the federal government to prosecute such cases.