Source: NorthFulton.com

Sen. Jack Murphy discusses human trafficking at NCSL

by Melissa Mayton

December 26, 2012

ATLANTA – Sen. Jack Murphy (R-Cumming) attended the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) in Washington, D.C. from Dec. 5-7.

The NCSL is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the nation’s 50 states, its commonwealths and territories.

During the NCSL forum, Murphy served as the vice chair of the NCSL Law and Criminal Justice Committee, one of 10 committees that deal with both state and federal issues. He participated in discussions from human trafficking to criminal justice reform.

“Forums like this bring together state and federal lawmakers to ensure the crafting of beneficial public policy for every level of the country,” said Murphy. “The community knowledge base gathered at this forum produced a bipartisan atmosphere that will help form policies to protect our children and vulnerable populations and bring about positive policy reforms.”

Murphy serves as chairman of the Banking and Financial Institutions Committee. He represents the 27th Senate District, which includes portions of Cherokee and Forsyth counties. He may be reached by phone at 404-656-7127 or by email at jack.murphy@senate.ga.gov.