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

Introduced:

Nov 8, 1999
106th Congress, 1999–2000

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 28, 2000

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

Law:

Pub.L. 106-386

Sponsor:

Christopher “Chris” Smith

Representative for New Jersey's 4th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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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.

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History

Nov 8, 1999
 
Introduced

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

A conference committee was formed, comprising members of both the House and Senate, to resolve the differences in how each chamber passed the bill. The House approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. 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.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Details

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

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

Votes
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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