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H.R.1311: Kilah Davenport Child Protection Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about families
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Sponsor Robert Pittenger, R-N.C.
Total Cosponsors 14 (3 Democrats, 11 Republicans)
Introduced March 21, 2013
Latest Major Action April 23, 2013
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Bill Summary

Kilah Davenport Child Protection Act of 2013 - Prohibits the Secretary of Health and Human Services from making grants to a state for specified child abuse or neglect prevention and treatment programs until the state's laws provide for a criminal punishment, including a prison term of at least 3,800 days, for any individual who: (1) is a parent or any other individual providing care to or supervision of a child under age 16; and (2) intentionally inflicts on that child any serious bodily injury, or commits an assault upon that child which results in any serious bodily injury or permanent or protracted loss or impairment of any of the child's mental or emotional function.

Amends the federal criminal code to subject to penalties for domestic assault by an habital offender any person who commits three or more assaults, acts of sexual abuse, or serious violent felonies against a child of the person or in the person's care.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 23, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education.
April 15, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations.
March 21, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary
March 21, 2013 Referred to House Education and the Workforce