Maryland Senate rejects bill to make human trafficking a felony

BY: WMAR Staff

1:08 AM, Mar 26, 2015

Human trafficking won’t become a felony in Maryland, at least not this year, after state lawmakers raised concerns about wording in a bill that would strengthen penalties against pimps charged with what some call modern day slavery. 

“If you’re not careful with how it’s crafted you can end up making prostitution a felony, which we really don’t want to go down that road,” State Sen. Justin Ready (R-Carroll County), said. “There were just some issues that the Judiciary was raising.”...