The bill now goes to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who vetoed a similar bill last year, saying its scope was too narrow. The new bill attempts to address that objection by including all types of human trafficking.
A 2004 study by the University of California-Berkeley's Human Rights Center estimated there were nearly 20,000 victims of forced labor in the U.S. between 1998 and 2003. More than 500 of those victims were identified in California.