Governor and first lady announce plan to combat human trafficking

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Governor Brian Kemp and the first lady have announced a plan to combat human trafficking in Georgia.

A new bill introduced to the Georgia Legislature on Friday aims to fight the growing threat of modern day slavery in Georgia.

Kemp says the Anti-Human Trafficking Protective Response Act or Senate Bill 158 will equip law enforcement with the tools they need to keep Georgia families safe.

The first lady will also spearhead a new commission called Georgians for Refuge, Action, Compassion, and Education or GRACE.

The group, comprised of public officials, law enforcement, and other organizations, will assist in efforts to crack down on human trafficking.

The first lady will announce more details about GRACE in the coming weeks.

Its first meeting will be open to the public.