H.R.3205: Promoting Adoption and Legal Guardianship for Children in Foster Care Act

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Sponsor Dave Camp, R-Mich.
Total Cosponsors 14 (5 Democrats, 9 Republicans)
Introduced Sept. 27, 2013
Latest Major Action Oct. 28, 2013
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Bill Summary

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

Promoting Adoption and Legal Guardianship for Children in Foster Care Act - Title I: Adoption Incentives Grant Program - (Sec. 101) Amends part E (Foster Care and Adoption Assistance) of title IV of the Social Security Act (SSA) to revise the adoption incentives grant program (renaming it the adoption and legal guardianship incentive program), creating a new formula for determining adoption incentive payments, and extending the program through FY2016.

(Sec.104) Requires states to use amounts paid to them under such program to supplement, and not supplant, any federal or non-federal funds used to provide any service under SSA title IV parts B (Child and Family Services) or E.

(Sec. 104) Increases from 24 to 36 the number of months during which incentive program payments are available for expenditure.(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Oct. 28, 2013 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
Oct. 22, 2013

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 402 - 0 (Roll no. 552). (text: CR H6651-6652)

Oct. 22, 2013 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H6659)
Oct. 22, 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.
Oct. 22, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3205.
Oct. 22, 2013 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H6651-6658)
Oct. 22, 2013 Mr. Reichert moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
Sept. 27, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.