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H.R.3212: Sean and David Goldman International Child Abduction Prevention and Return Act of 2014

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 31 (17 Democrats, 14 Republicans)
Introduced Sept. 28, 2013
Latest Major Action Aug. 8, 2014
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Bill Progress

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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the Senate on June 26, 2014. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Sean and David Goldman International Child Abduction Prevention and Return Act of 2014 - (Sec. 2) Expresses the sense of Congress that the United States should set a strong example for other countries under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (Convention) in the resolution of cases involving children abducted abroad and brought to the United States.

Title I: Department of State Actions - (Sec. 101) Directs the Secretary of State (Secretary) to submit to Congress an Annual Report on International Child Abduction, which shall determine whether each listed country has engaged in a pattern of noncompliance in cases of child abduction during the preceding 12 months.

(Sec. 102) Directs the Secretary to:

Bill Actions

Date Description
Aug. 8, 2014 Became Public Law No: 113-150.
Aug. 8, 2014 Signed by President.
July 29, 2014 Presented to President.
July 25, 2014 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
July 25, 2014 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to without objection. (text as House agreed to Senate amendment: CR H6839-6843)
July 25, 2014 Mr. Smith (NJ) asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker's table and agree to the Senate amendment. (consideration: CR H6839-6843)
July 17, 2014 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
July 16, 2014 Passed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S4563-4567; text as passed Senate: CR S4563-4567)
June 26, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 450.
June 26, 2014 Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Senator Menendez with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 113-204.
June 24, 2014 Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported with an amendment favorably.
Dec. 17, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
Dec. 12, 2013 Received in the Senate.
Dec. 11, 2013

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 398 - 0 (Roll no. 635). (text: CR H7642-7646)

Dec. 11, 2013 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H7668)
Dec. 11, 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.
Dec. 11, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3212.
Dec. 11, 2013 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H7642-7650)
Dec. 11, 2013 Mr. Royce moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
Oct. 10, 2013 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
Oct. 10, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Sept. 28, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.