H.R.4449: Human Trafficking Prevention Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 12 (4 Democrats, 8 Republicans)
Introduced April 10, 2014
Latest Major Action July 24, 2014
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Human Trafficking Prevention Act - Amends the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 to require training for federal government personnel related to trafficking in persons to include at a minimum: (1) a distance learning course on trafficking-in-persons issues and the Department of State's obligations under the Act, targeted for embassy reporting officers, regional bureaus' trafficking-in-persons coordinators, and their superiors; (2) specific trafficking-in-persons briefings for all ambassadors and deputy chiefs of mission before they depart for their posts; and (3) at least annual reminders to all such personnel and other federal personnel at each diplomatic or consular post of the Department of State located outside the United States of key problems, threats, methods, and warning signs of trafficking in persons specific to the country or jurisdiction in ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 24, 2014 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
July 23, 2014 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
July 23, 2014 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H6733)
July 23, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4449.
July 23, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H6733-6735)
July 23, 2014 Mr. Meadows moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
May 29, 2014 Ordered to be Reported by Unanimous Consent.
May 29, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
April 10, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.