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Human trafficking bills head to governor’s desk

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OLYMPIA — Several bills related to human trafficking in Washington state are heading to the desk of Gov. Jay Inslee, who is likely to sign them.

Senate Bill 6339 would make it a crime to coerce someone to perform labor or services by withholding or threatening to withhold or destroy someone’s immigration status papers. It was delivered to Inslee on Monday after passing the Senate and House last week.

Under the measure, someone may commit the crime of coercion of…

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