Rep Sanalitro Champions Anti-Human Trafficking Legislation

Springfield, IL – In a move to combat human trafficking, Illinois State Representative Jennifer Sanalitro has introduced two critical bills in the spring session of the 2024 Illinois General Assembly. These bills, HB5469 and HB5468, mark a significant step forward in the fight against human trafficking and provide much-needed support and legal protection for victims.

HB5469: Human Trafficking Order of Protection Act

  • This legislation enables victims of human trafficking to obtain orders of protection against their traffickers. HB5469 recognizes the unique challenges faced by trafficking victims and offers a legal mechanism to shield them from further harm. The bill demonstrates a commitment to safeguarding the rights and well-being of the most vulnerable in our society.

HB5468: Affirmative Defense for Trafficking Victims

  • HB5468 provides a crucial legal recourse for victims of human trafficking who have been compelled to commit offenses. This bill creates an affirmative defense for such victims, requiring them to demonstrate clear and convincing evidence of their trafficking situation. HB5468 acknowledges the complex circumstances of trafficking victims and aims to ensure that the legal system offers them protection and a path towards justice.

Representative Sanalitro’s introduction of these bills underscores her dedication to addressing the scourge of human trafficking in Illinois. Through these legislative efforts, she aims to bring about systemic change, offer hope, and restore dignity to those affected by this heinous crime.

For more information or to schedule an interview with Representative Sanalitro, please contact 630-349-0645.

State Representative Jennifer Sanalitro is the State Representative for House District 48, which includes the communities of Addison, Bensenville, Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, Elk Grove, Hanover Park, Itasca, Medinah, Roselle, Schaumburg, and Wood Dale in suburban DuPage and Cook counties.