H.R.5081: Strengthening Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act of 2014

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Sponsor Karen Bass, D-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 42 (23 Democrats, 19 Republicans)
Introduced July 11, 2014
Latest Major Action July 28, 2014
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Bill Summary

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Strengthening Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act of 2014 - Amends the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to condition eligibility to receive a state grant for child abuse or neglect prevention and treatment programs on inclusion in the state plan of a certification by the governor that the state has in effect and is enforcing a state law, or is operating a statewide program, that includes provisions and procedures to: (1) identify and assess reports involving children who are sex trafficking victims (and which may also involve children who are victims of severe forms of trafficking in persons), (2) train representatives of the state child protective services about identifying and assessing such children, and (3) identify services and procedures for appropriate referral to address the needs of such children.

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(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 28, 2014 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
July 25, 2014

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 399 - 0 (Roll no. 454). (text: CR 7/23/2014 CR H6704-6705)

July 25, 2014 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H6834-6835)
July 23, 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.
July 23, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5081.
July 23, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H6704-6709)
July 23, 2014 Mr. Heck (NV) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
July 11, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.