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H.R.1896: International Child Support Recovery Improvement 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 Dave Reichert, R-Wash.
Total Cosponsors 15 (4 Democrats, 11 Republicans)
Introduced May 8, 2013
Latest Major Action June 19, 2013
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

International Child Support Recovery Improvement Act of 2013 - (Sec. 2) Amends part D (Child Support and Establishment of Paternity) of title IV of the Social Security Act (SSA) to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to use the authorities otherwise provided by law to ensure U.S. compliance with any multilateral child support convention to which the United States is a party.

Authorizes access to the Federal Parent Locator Service (FPLS) by an entity designated as a Central Authority for child support enforcement in a foreign reciprocating country or a foreign treaty country (for which the 2007 Family Maintenance Convention is in force) so that foreign reciprocating countries will be notified of the state of residence of individuals sought for support enforcement.

Gives the state the option to require in...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 19, 2013 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
June 18, 2013 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
June 18, 2013

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 394 - 27 (Roll no. 252). (text: CR H3700-3702)

June 18, 2013 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H3744)
June 18, 2013 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
June 18, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1896.
June 18, 2013 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H3700-3704)
June 18, 2013 Mr. Reichert moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
June 14, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
June 3, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Human Resources.
May 8, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary
May 8, 2013 Referred to House Budget
May 8, 2013 Referred to House Ways and Means