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H.R.4573: International Megan's Law to Prevent Demand for Child Sex Trafficking

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 Christopher H. Smith, R-N.J.
Total Cosponsors 20 (2 Democrats, 18 Republicans)
Introduced May 6, 2014
Latest Major Action Dec. 11, 2014
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the House on May 20, 2014. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

International Megan's Law to Prevent Demand for Child Sex Trafficking - (Sec. 4) Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to establish within the Child Exploitation Investigations Unit of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) the Angel Watch Center, which shall: (1) receive information on travel by child-sex offenders; (2) establish a system to maintain and archive all relevant information, including decisions not to transmit notification abroad and responses of destination countries to notifications; (3) establish an annual review process to ensure that the Center is consistent in procedures regarding providing notification to destination countries; and (4) establish a mechanism to receive complaints from child-sex offenders affected by notifications of destination countries.

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(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 11, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 645.
Dec. 11, 2014 Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Senator Menendez without amendment. Without written report.
Dec. 11, 2014 Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
Dec. 11, 2014 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
July 21, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
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 H4529-4531)
May 20, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4573.
May 20, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H4529-4534)
May 20, 2014 Mr. Royce moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
May 9, 2014 Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
May 9, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
May 6, 2014 Referred to House Judiciary
May 6, 2014 Referred to House Foreign Affairs