ALBANY, NY (WENY)-- Wednesday, Gov. Kathy Hochul signs a package of new laws intending to combat human trafficking.  

The new laws will expand the interagency task force on human trafficking and spread awareness about the issue.

Six of the new laws in the legislative package intend to promote awareness of human trafficking services by requiring airports, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, truck stops, bus terminals, and the New York State Thruway authority to provide information that may be useful for victims.

“Here in New York, we have no tolerance for this. We're going to continue to break this cycle of suffering so victims can change from victims into survivors,” said Gov. Hochul. 

In addition to expanding the interagency task force, one of the laws will also direct this task force to investigate the connections between social media and human trafficking.