Beshear Seeks Legislative Support In Sex Trafficking Training For Truck Drivers
Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear says he will back legislation that requires commercial truck drivers to undergo training to help spot and report sex trafficking. His office made the announcement Tuesday. Beshear and Colorado based Truckers Against Trafficking pushed for bipartisan legislation requiring the training the past two regular legislative sessions, but each time the measures failed. 49th District Representative Linda Belcher plans to pre-file a bill for the 2019 legislative session that requires Kentucky permit applicants to complete human trafficking training and for all Commercial Driver’s License holders to be provided with information about how to report the crime. Beshear says the effects of the bill could be “far reaching,” adding that 70 million commercial vehicles travel through the northern Kentucky area alone every year.