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Law hits 60,000 truckers

Anti-trafficking course required

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Photographs by Staton Breidenthal

Sen. Linda Collins-Smith (left), R-Pocahontas, speaks Tuesday during a news conference at the state Capitol about House Bill 1923 as Kylla Lanier with Truckers Against Trafficking waits her turn. The bill, signed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson shortly after the event, would require a human trafficking prevention course for drivers as part of commercial licensing requirements.

About 60,000 truck drivers licensed in Arkansas will be required to complete a human trafficking prevention course under legislation enacted in this year's regular session, state officials said Tuesday.

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