H.R.2083: Protecting Students from Sexual and Violent Predators Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about education
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Sponsor George Miller, D-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 9 (7 Democrats, 2 Republicans)
Introduced May 22, 2013
Latest Major Action Oct. 28, 2013
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Bill Progress

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

Bill Summary


Protecting Students from Sexual and Violent Predators Act - Requires states that receive funds under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to:

  • require criminal background checks for each school employee that include searches of the criminal registry or repository of the state in which the employee resides, the child abuse and neglect registries and databases of that state, the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the National Sex Offender Registry;
  • prohibit the employment of an individual who refuses to consent to, or who makes a false statement in connection with, a background check or who has been convicted of one of specified felonies or of a violent or sexual crime against a minor;
  • require background checks to be periodically repeated or updated in accordance with state law or the policies of the state's local educational agencies (LEAs); (Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Oct. 28, 2013 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
Oct. 22, 2013 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
Oct. 22, 2013 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H6647-6648)
Oct. 22, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2083.
Oct. 22, 2013 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H6647-6651)
Oct. 22, 2013 Mr. Rokita moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
July 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education.
May 22, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.