S.1799: Victims of Child Abuse Act Reauthorization Act of 2013

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 A. Coons, D-Del.
Total Cosponsors 29 (16 Democrats, 1 Independent, 12 Republicans)
Introduced Dec. 11, 2013
Latest Major Action Aug. 8, 2014
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the Senate on June 26, 2014. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Victims of Child Abuse Act Reauthorization Act of 2013 - Amends the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990 to authorize appropriations for FY2014-FY2018 for: (1) the children's advocacy program; (2) grants from the Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to develop and implement multidisciplinary child abuse investigation and prosecution programs; and (3) grants to national organizations to provide technical assistance and training to attorneys and others instrumental to the criminal prosecution of child abuse cases in state or federal courts, for the purpose of improving the quality of criminal prosecution of such cases.

Directs the Inspector General of the Department of Justice (DOJ) to conduct audits of grant recipients to prevent waste, fraud, and abuse of funds by grantees. Defines an "unres...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Aug. 8, 2014 Became Public Law No: 113-163.
Aug. 8, 2014 Signed by President.
July 31, 2014 Presented to President.
July 28, 2014 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
July 28, 2014 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H6875-6876)
July 28, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 1799.
July 28, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H6875-6877)
July 28, 2014 Mr. Franks (AZ) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
July 3, 2014 Referred to House Education and the Workforce
July 3, 2014 Referred to House Judiciary
July 3, 2014 Received in the House.
June 30, 2014 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
June 26, 2014 Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S4189-4190)
June 26, 2014 Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S4189-4190)
June 12, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 431.
June 12, 2014 Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Senator Leahy without amendment. Without written report.
June 12, 2014 Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
Dec. 11, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.