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H.R.898: Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor Christopher H. Smith, R-N.J.
Total Cosponsors 2 (All Democrats)
Introduced Feb. 28, 2013
Latest Major Action April 8, 2013
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Bill Summary

Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2013 - Authorizes the Secretary of State to: (1) limit the validity of a passport issued to a sex offender to one year or such time period as appropriate, and (2) revoke the passport or passport card of an individual who has been convicted of a sex offense by a foreign court of competent jurisdiction.

Amends the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA) to rename the State Department's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking as the Bureau to Monitor and Combat Modern Slavery and Other Forms of Human Trafficking.

Directs the Secretary to establish a strategy: (1) to prevent child marriage, (2) to promote the protection of girls at risk of child marriage in developing countries, (3) that targets areas in developing countries with high prevalence of child marriage, and (4) that includes diplomatic and programmatic initiatives.

Includes public-private partnerships to generate youth employment opportu...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations.
March 15, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations.
March 7, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Human Resources.
March 1, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Feb. 28, 2013 Referred to House Energy and Commerce
Feb. 28, 2013 Referred to House Ways and Means
Feb. 28, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary
Feb. 28, 2013 Referred to House Foreign Affairs