A human trafficking bill authored by Shelburn State Senator John Waterman has passed out of the Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee. The committee unanimously approved the measure to make it illegal to arrange for a person under 18 to be involved in any sexual act. The current law sets the age limit at 16. Waterman says the new bill is needed to protect 16 and 17 year-olds at risk for human trafficking. The statute also sends a strong message that Indiana will not tolerate that type of activity. The bill now moves to the full Senate for consideration.