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S.CON.RES.29: A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of the Congress that children trafficked in the United States be treated as victims of crime, and not as perpetrators.

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Sponsor Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah
Total Cosponsors 8 (4 Democrats, 4 Republicans)
Introduced Nov. 21, 2013
Latest Major Action Nov. 21, 2013
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Bill Summary

Expressing the sense of Congress that: (1) law enforcement, judges, child welfare agencies, and the public should treat children being trafficked for sex as victims of child abuse; (2) every effort should be made to arrest and hold accountable both traffickers and buyers of children for sex, in accordance with federal laws to protect victims of trafficking and state child protection laws; (3) the child welfare system requires reform to better prevent domestic child sex trafficking and aid the victims; and (4) such system should identify, assess, and provide supportive services to children in its care who are victims of sex trafficking or at risk of becoming such victims.

Expresses support for: (1) survivors of domestic sex trafficking, including for the services they need to heal; and (2) an end to demand for girls by declaring that our nation's daughters are not for sale and that any person who purchases a child for sex should be held accountable with the full force of th...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Nov. 21, 2013 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text of measure as introduced: CR S8467)