S. 2317 (101st): National Child Search Assistance Act of 1990

Mar 21, 1990 (101st Congress, 1989–1990)
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

H.R. 4407 (same title)
Passed House — Oct 22, 1990

Mitch McConnell
Senator from Kentucky
Related Bills
S. 726 (100th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 12, 1987

H.R. 4407 (identical)

Passed House
Last Action: Oct 22, 1990


This bill was introduced on March 21, 1990, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Mar 21, 1990
Referred to Committee Mar 21, 1990
Full Title

A bill to require Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies to report all cases of missing persons under age 18 to the National Crime Information Center of the Department of Justice.


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4 cosponsors (2D, 2R) (show)

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National Child Search Assistance Act of 1990 - Requires each Federal, State, and local law enforcement agency to report each case of a missing child under age 18 to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) of the Department of Justice. Directs the Attorney General to establish guidelines for the collection of such reports and to publish an annual summary.
Requires each State reporting under this Act to:
(1) ensure that no State law enforcement agency establishes a policy which requires a waiting period before accepting a missing child report;
(2) provide that all information is entered into the State law enforcement system and the NCIC computer networks and forwarded to the Missing Children Information Clearinghouse (Clearinghouse) or other designated agency within the State;
(3) require the Clearinghouse or designated agency to notify all other law enforcement agencies in the State, verify and update the original entry made into the State law enforcement system and NCIC computer networks, and institute or assist with appropriate search and investigative procedures; and
(4) maintain close liaison with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children for the exchange of information and technical assistance in the missing children cases.
Specifies that any State not complying with such reporting requirements shall be denied grants, cooperative agreements, or other assistance authorized by the Missing Children's Assistance Act.

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