27 Apr: Gill Human Trafficking Bill Signed Into Law

TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senator Nia H. Gill which will create the crime of human trafficking and impose prison penalties of up to 20 years on violators of the law, was signed yesterday by acting Governor Codey.

“Today, oppressed women and children, seeking only the American Dream, are given the protection they need from exploitation by human traffickers,” said Senator Gill, D-Essex and Passaic. “For too long, this State has turned a blind eye to the plight of immigrated citizens, forced to work in demeaning and dehumanizing conditions in order to pay back the costs of their immigration. With today’s bill signing, we are sending a strong message that slavery, in whatever form it may rear its ugly head, will not be tolerated.”

14 Mar: Senate Passes Gill Measure On Human Trafficking

TRENTON – The Senate today gave final approval to a measure, sponsored in the Senate by Senator Nia H. Gill, to compensate victims of human trafficking and to punish their oppressors with prison terms of up to 20 years.

“We are acting today on behalf of the thousands women and children who are forced into oppressive acts of sexual slavery and subhuman working conditions and held for years against their will,” said Senator Gill, D-Essex and Passaic.

03 Feb: Gill Measure Would Work To Combat Human Trafficking

TRENTON – A measure sponsored by Senator Nia H. Gill that would criminalize human trafficking and upgrade the penalties for similar crimes was approved today by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

“For thousands of years, people have been selling other humans for financial gain,” said Senator Gill, D-Essex and Passaic. ” No one should have the right to sell another person- It’s inhumane and barbaric, and it shows the lack of respect some people have for their fellow man.”