S.1596: Protecting Students from Sexual and Violent Predators Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about education
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Sponsor Patrick J. Toomey, R-Pa.
Total Cosponsors 3 (1 Democrat, 2 Republicans)
Introduced Oct. 29, 2013
Latest Major Action Oct. 29, 2013
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Bill Summary

Protecting Students from Sexual and Violent Predators Act - Requires states that receive funds under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to:

  • require criminal background checks for each school employee that include searches of the criminal registry or repository of the state in which the employee resides, the child abuse and neglect registries and databases of that state, the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the National Sex Offender Registry;
  • prohibit the employment of an individual who refuses to consent to, or who makes a false statement in connection with, a background check or who has been convicted of one of specified felonies or of a violent or sexual crime against a minor;
  • require background checks to be periodically repeated or updated in accordance with state law or the policies of the state's local educational agencies (LEAs);
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    (Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Oct. 29, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.