New law comes to a rest stop, bus station, and strip club near you

MICHIGAN (WLNS) – People who make pit stops at Michigan rest stops should run into a new law today.

They’ll see signs warning people about the signs of human trafficking.

You will also see the signs at bus stations, airports, “adult entertainment establishments” and places that a court has found to be a “public nuisance” because of prostitution or human trafficking taking place there.

The Michigan Department of Transportation will post signs at highway rest stops. Local cities and towns are responsible for putting them up in their own municipalities.

The signs – which have to be in a highly visible place – must say “If you or someone you know is being forced to engage in any activity and cannot leave, whether the activity is commercial sex, housework, farm work, or any other activity, please contact the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or text 233733 to access help and services. The victims of human trafficking are protected under U.S. laws and the laws of this state.”

They’ll be written in English, Spanish, and any other languages that local governments or agencies might think is appropriate to that area.

It’s part of a state-wide effort to fight human trafficking.

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