H.R. 3244 (106th): Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000


Nov 8, 1999
106th Congress, 1999–2000


Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 28, 2000

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 28, 2000.


Pub.L. 106-386


Christopher “Chris” Smith

Representative for New Jersey's 4th congressional district



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Last Updated: Oct 13, 2000
Length: 85 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To combat trafficking of persons, especially into the sex trade, slavery, and slavery-like conditions in the United States and countries around the world through prevention, through prosecution and enforcement against traffickers, and through protection and assistance to victims of trafficking.

Summary (CRS)

TABLE OF CONTENTS: DivisionA - Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 Division B: Violence Against Women Act of 2000 Title I: Strengthening Law Enforcement to Reduce Violence Against Women Title ... Read more >


Nov 8, 1999

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Nov 9, 1999
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

May 9, 2000
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Jul 27, 2000
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Jul 28, 2000
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the Senate (Engrossed) with an Amendment.

Oct 6, 2000
Conference Report Agreed to by House

The House approved a conference committee report to resolve differences in each chamber's version of the bill. The Senate must also approve the conference report.

Oct 11, 2000
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Oct 28, 2000
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 3244”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


37 cosponsors (19R, 17D, 1I) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

On the Conference Report
Oct 6, 2000 2:01 p.m.
Passed 371/1
Oct 11, 2000 4:32 p.m.
Decision of Chair Sustained 90/5
On the Conference Report
Oct 11, 2000 5 p.m.
Conference Report Agreed to 95/0

Subject Areas
Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

S.Con.Res. 149 (Related)
A concurrent resolution to correct the enrollment of H.R. 3244.

Agreed To (Concurrent Resolution)
Oct 12, 2000

H.Res. 613 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Oct 6, 2000

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