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H.R.1951: Sean and David Goldman International Child Abduction Prevention and Return Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor Christopher H. Smith, R-N.J.
Total Cosponsors 4 (2 Democrats, 2 Republicans)
Introduced May 13, 2013
Latest Major Action June 14, 2013
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Bill Summary

Sean and David Goldman International Child Abduction Prevention and Return Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretary of State to submit to Congress an Annual Report on International Child Abduction.

Directs the Secretary to ensure that U.S. diplomatic and consular missions: (1) maintain a consistent reporting standard with respect to abduction or access cases, and (2) designate at least one official in each mission to assist U.S. parents who are visiting to resolve such cases.

Directs the Secretary to seek to enter into a memorandum of understanding (an agreement between the United States and a country that is not a Convention country to resolve abduction and rights of access cases) with every country that is not a Convention country. Defines "Convention country" as a country other than the United States that has ratified, acceded, or succeeded to the Hague Abduction Convention and with respect to which the United States has entered into a reciprocal agreement pursuant t...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 14, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
May 15, 2013 Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Unanimous Consent .
May 15, 2013 Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
May 13, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations.
May 13, 2013 Referred to House Oversight and Government Reform
May 13, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary
May 13, 2013 Referred to House Financial Services
May 13, 2013 Referred to House Ways and Means
May 13, 2013 Referred to House Foreign Affairs