U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) last week introduced a bill that would vacate and expunge non-violent criminal convictions for crimes committed by human trafficking survivors while they were in captivity.
Gillibrand introduced the bill – dubbed the “Trafficking Survivors Relief Act” – along with her Republican colleague U.S. Senator Robert Portman (R-Ohio), according to a release shared first with amNewYork Metro. This is the second go around for the bill after Gillibrand previously introduced it in 2020.