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H.R.4058: Preventing Sex Trafficking and Improving Opportunities for Youth in Foster Care Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about crime and law enforcement
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Sponsor Dave Reichert, R-Wash.
Total Cosponsors 39 (14 Democrats, 25 Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 14, 2014
Latest Major Action May 21, 2014
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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

Preventing Sex Trafficking and Improving Opportunities for Youth in Foster Care Act - Title I: Identifying and Protecting Youth At Risk of Sex Trafficking - (Sec. 101) Amends part E (Foster Care and Adoption Assistance) of title IV of the Social Security Act (SSA) to require the state plan for foster care and adoption assistance to demonstrate that the state has developed policies and procedures for identifying and screening, and for determining appropriate state action and services with respect to, children over whom the state agency has responsibility for placement, care, or supervision who the state has reasonable cause to believe are victims of sex trafficking or a severe form of trafficking in persons, or are at risk of being such victims.

Authorizes a state, at its option, to identify and screen any individual under age 26 without regard to whether the individual is or was in foster care under state responsibility.

(Sec. 102) Adds as state plan requirem...

(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 voice vote. (text: CR H4522-4525)
May 20, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4058.
May 20, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H4522-4529)
May 20, 2014 Mr. Reichert moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
May 7, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 328.
May 7, 2014 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Ways and Means. H. Rept. 113-441.
April 29, 2014 Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 33 - 0.
April 29, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Feb. 14, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.