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S.2160: Native American Children's Safety Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about native americans
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Sponsor John Hoeven, R-N.D.
Total Cosponsors 4 (3 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced March 26, 2014
Latest Major Action April 2, 2014
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Bill Summary

Native American Children's Safety Act - Amends the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act (Act) to prohibit any foster care placement over which an Indian tribe has exclusive jurisdiction from being ordered until the tribal social services agency: (1) completes an investigation of the character of each covered individual who resides in the household or is employed at the institution in which the foster care placement will be made, and (2) concludes that each of those individuals meets the standards of character the tribe is required to establish.

Defines a "covered individual" as an adult and any other individual the tribe determines is subject to such character investigation.

Requires the tribal social services agency, as part of those investigations, to: (1) perform criminal records checks, including fingerprint-based checks of national crime information databases; (2) check any child abuse and neglect registry maintained by the stat...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 2, 2014 Committee on Indian Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-324.
March 26, 2014 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.