H.R.1690: Hazel's Law

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about crime and law enforcement
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Sponsor Juan Vargas, D-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 56 (45 Democrats, 11 Republicans)
Introduced April 23, 2013
Latest Major Action June 14, 2013
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
  • Bill passed in the House   
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  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

Child Protection Act of 2013 or Hazel's Law - Amends federal criminal code provisions prohibiting sex trafficking of children or by force, fraud, or coercion to eliminate the requirement that the defendant had a reasonable opportunity to observe the victim in order to relieve the government of the need to prove that the defendant knew that the victim had not attained age 18.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 14, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
April 23, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.