Letters to the Editor
December 13, 2023
Legislature's work on criminal justice and public safety
By: Senators Jason Ellsworth, Barry Usher, Dennis Lenz, and Chris Friedel
Public safety has been a significant and growing concern in our communities for the past several years. The 2023 Legislature heard these concerns loud and clear and acted to make our state a safer place to work, play, and raise a family.
We took on human traffickers with HB 112 from Rep. Jodee Etchart. It increased penalties for human trafficking and gave law enforcement more tools to prosecute these heinous crimes. HB 112 has already been credited for a major p...