H.R.3530: Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2014

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about crime and law enforcement
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Sponsor Ted Poe, R-Texas
Total Cosponsors 119 (42 Democrats, 77 Republicans)
Introduced Nov. 19, 2013
Latest Major Action May 21, 2014
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Bill Summary

Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2014 - (Sec. 2) Amends the Victims of Crime Act of 1984 to authorize a limitation on obligations to be provided for the Crime Victims Fund for FY2016-FY2020. Specifies that except where such a limitation is made by a continuing resolution, if such a limitation is less than the amount specified for each of those years, all sums deposited in the fund in prior fiscal years shall become available for obligation.

(Sec. 3) Amends the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2005 to authorize the Attorney General to make grants to eligible entities to develop, improve, or expand comprehensive domestic child trafficking deterrence programs that assist law enforcement officers, prosecutors, judicial officials, and qualified victims' services organizations in collaborating to rescue and restore the lives of trafficking victims, while investigating and prosecuting offenses involving child human trafficking. Defines an "eligible e...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 21, 2014 Received in the Senate.
May 20, 2014

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 409 - 0 (Roll no. 221). (text: CR H4501-4504)

May 20, 2014 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H4534-4535)
May 20, 2014 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.
May 20, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3530.
May 20, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H4501-4509)
May 20, 2014 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
May 15, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 332.
May 15, 2014 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 113-450.
April 30, 2014 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
April 30, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
April 29, 2014 Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations Discharged.
Jan. 9, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Nov. 19, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.