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S 2787 RS

Calendar No. 676

106th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 2787

To reauthorize the Federal programs to prevent violence against women, and for other purposes.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 26, 2000

Mr. BIDEN (for himself, Mr. HATCH, Mr. LEAHY, Mr. ABRAHAM, Mr. KENNEDY, Mr. SPECTER, Mr. KOHL, Mr. ROTH, Mrs. FEINSTEIN, Mr. JEFFORDS, Mr. TORRICELLI, Ms. SNOWE, Mr. SCHUMER, Mr. DEWINE, Mrs. MURRAY, Mr. ASHCROFT, Ms. LANDRIEU, Mr. MURKOWSKI, Mr. LAUTENBERG, Mr. SANTORUM, Mr. REID, Ms. COLLINS, Mr. REED, Mrs. HUTCHISON, Mr. DODD, Mr. L. CHAFEE, Mr. KERRY, Mr. ALLARD, Ms. MIKULSKI, Mr. ROBB, Mr. WELLSTONE, Mr. SARBANES, Mr. DASCHLE, Mr. BRYAN, Mr. SMITH of Oregon, Mr. JOHNSON, Mr. BINGAMAN, Mr. LIEBERMAN, Mr. LEVIN, Mr. BYRD, Mr. CLELAND, Mr. DORGAN, Mr. EDWARDS, Mr. HOLLINGS, Mr. BREAUX, Mr. KERREY, Mr. HARKIN, Mr. BAYH, Mr. GRAHAM, Mr. BAUCUS, Mrs. BOXER, Mr. FEINGOLD, Mr. ROCKEFELLER, Mrs. LINCOLN, and Mr. WYDEN) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

July 12, 2000

Reported by Mr. HATCH, without amendment


A BILL

To reauthorize the Federal programs to prevent violence against women, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

    (a) SHORT TITLE- This Act may be cited as the ‘Violence Against Women Act of 2000’.

    (b) TABLE OF CONTENTS- The table of contents for this Act is as follows:

      Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.

      Sec. 2. Definitions.

      Sec. 3. Accountability and oversight.

TITLE I--STRENGTHENING LAW ENFORCEMENT TO REDUCE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

      Sec. 101. Full faith and credit enforcement of protection orders.

      Sec. 102. Role of courts.

      Sec. 103. Reauthorization of STOP grants.

      Sec. 104. Reauthorization of grants to encourage arrest policies.

      Sec. 105. Reauthorization of rural domestic violence and child abuse enforcement grants.

      Sec. 106. National stalker and domestic violence reduction.

      Sec. 107. Amendments to domestic violence and stalking offenses.

      Sec. 108. Grants to reduce violent crimes against women on campus.

TITLE II--STRENGTHENING SERVICES TO VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE

      Sec. 201. Legal assistance for victims.

      Sec. 202. Shelter services for battered women and children.

      Sec. 203. Transitional housing assistance for victims of domestic violence.

      Sec. 204. National domestic violence hotline.

      Sec. 205. Federal victims counselors.

      Sec. 206. Study of State laws regarding insurance discrimination against victims of violence against women.

      Sec. 207. Study of workplace effects from violence against women.

      Sec. 208. Study of unemployment compensation for victims of violence against women.

      Sec. 209. Enhancing protections for older women from domestic violence and sexual assault.

TITLE III--LIMITING THE EFFECTS OF VIOLENCE ON CHILDREN

      Sec. 301. Safe havens for children pilot program.

      Sec. 302. Reauthorization of runaway and homeless youth grants.

      Sec. 303. Reauthorization of victims of child abuse programs.

      Sec. 304. Report on effects of parental kidnapping laws in domestic violence cases.

TITLE IV--STRENGTHENING EDUCATION AND TRAINING TO COMBAT VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

      Sec. 401. Education and training in appropriate responses to violence against women.

      Sec. 402. Rape prevention and education.

      Sec. 403. Education and training to end violence against and abuse of women with disabilities.

      Sec. 404. Community initiatives.

      Sec. 405. Development of research agenda identified by the Violence Against Women Act of 1994.

TITLE V--BATTERED IMMIGRANT WOMEN

      Sec. 501. Short title.

      Sec. 502. Findings and purposes.

      Sec. 503. Improved access to immigration protections of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 for battered immigrant women.

      Sec. 504. Improved access to cancellation of removal and suspension of deportation under the Violence Against Women Act of 1994.

      Sec. 505. Offering equal access to immigration protections of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 for all qualified battered immigrant self-petitioners.

      Sec. 506. Restoring immigration protections under the Violence Against Women Act of 1994.

      Sec. 507. Remedying problems with implementation of the immigration provisions of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994.

      Sec. 508. Technical correction to qualified alien definition for battered immigrants.

      Sec. 509. Access to Cuban Adjustment Act for battered immigrant spouses and children.

      Sec. 510. Access to the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act for battered spouses and children.

      Sec. 511. Access to the Haitian Refugee Fairness Act of 1998 for battered spouses and children.

      Sec. 512. Access to services and legal representation for battered immigrants.

TITLE VI--EXTENSION OF VIOLENT CRIME REDUCTION TRUST FUND

      Sec. 601. Extension of Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund.

SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.

    In this Act--

      (1) the term ‘domestic violence’ has the meaning given the term in section 2003 of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796gg-2); and

      (2) the term ‘sexual assault’ has the meaning given the term in section 2003 of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796gg-2).

SEC. 3. ACCOUNTABILITY AND OVERSIGHT.

    (a) REPORT BY GRANT RECIPIENTS- The Attorney General or Secretary of Health and Human Services, as applicable, shall require grantees under any program authorized or reauthorized by this Act or an amendment made by this Act to report on the effectiveness of the activities carried out with amounts made available to carry out that program, including number of persons served, if applicable, numbers of persons seeking services who could not be served and such other information as the Attorney General or Secretary may prescribe.

    (b) REPORT TO CONGRESS- The Attorney General or Secretary of Health and Human Services, as applicable, shall report annually to the Committees on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives and the Senate on the grant programs described in subsection (a), including the information contained in any report under that subsection.

TITLE I--STRENGTHENING LAW ENFORCEMENT TO REDUCE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

SEC. 101. FULL FAITH AND CREDIT ENFORCEMENT OF PROTECTION ORDERS.

    (a) IN GENERAL- Part U of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796hh et seq.) is amended--

      (1) in the heading, by adding ‘AND ENFORCEMENT OF PROTECTION ORDERS’ at the end;

      (2) in section 2101(b)--

        (A) in paragraph (6), by inserting ‘(including juvenile courts)’ after ‘courts’; and

        (B) by adding at the end the following:

      ‘(7) To provide technical assistance and computer and other equipment to police departments, prosecutors, courts, and tribal jurisdictions to facilitate the widespread enforcement of protection orders, including interstate enforcement, enforcement between States and tribal jurisdictions, and enforcement between tribal jurisdictions.’; and

      (3) in section 2102--

        (A) in subsection (b)--

          (i) in paragraph (1), by striking ‘and’ at the end;

          (ii) in paragraph (2), by striking the period at the end and inserting ‘, including the enforcement of protection orders from other States and jurisdictions (including tribal jurisdictions);’; and

          (iii) by adding at the end the following:

      ‘(3) have established cooperative agreements or can demonstrate effective ongoing collaborative arrangements with neighboring jurisdictions to facilitate the enforcement of protection orders from other States and jurisdictions (including tribal jurisdictions); and

      ‘(4) will give priority to using the grant to develop and install data collection and communication systems, including computerized systems, and training on how to use these systems effectively to link police, prosecutors, courts, and tribal jurisdictions for the purpose of identifying and tracking protection orders and violations of protection orders, in those jurisdictions where such systems do not exist or are not fully effective.’; and

        (B) by adding at the end the following:

    ‘(c) DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION- The Attorney General shall annually compile and broadly disseminate (including through electronic publication) information about successful data collection and communication systems that meet the purposes described in this section. Such dissemination shall target States, State and local courts, Indian tribal governments, and units of local government.’.

    (b) PROTECTION ORDERS-

      (1) FILING COSTS- Section 2006 of part T of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796gg-5) is amended--

        (A) in the heading, by striking ‘filing’ and inserting ‘and protection orders’ after ‘charges’;

        (B) in subsection (a)--

          (i) by striking paragraph (1) and inserting the following:

      ‘(1) certifies that its laws, policies, and practices do not require, in connection with the prosecution of any misdemeanor or felony domestic violence offense, or in connection with the filing, issuance, registration, or service of a protection order, or a petition for a protection order, to protect a victim of domestic violence, stalking, or sexual assault, that the victim bear the costs associated with the filing of criminal charges against the offender, or the costs associated with the filing, issuance, registration, or service of a warrant, protection order, petition for a protection order, or witness subpoena, whether issued inside or outside the State, tribal, or local jurisdiction; or’; and

          (ii) in paragraph (2)(B), by striking ‘2 years’ and inserting ‘2 years after the date of enactment of the Violence Against Women Act of 2000’; and

        (C) by adding at the end the following:

    ‘(c) DEFINITION- In this section, the term ‘protection order’ has the meaning given the term in section 2266 of title 18, United States Code.’.

      (2) ELIGIBILITY FOR GRANTS TO ENCOURAGE ARREST POLICIES- Section 2101 of part U of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796hh) is amended--

        (A) in subsection (c), by striking paragraph (4) and inserting the following:

      ‘(4) certify that their laws, policies, and practices do not require, in connection with the prosecution of any misdemeanor or felony domestic violence offense, or in connection with the filing, issuance, registration, or service of a protection order, or a petition for a protection order, to protect a victim of domestic violence, stalking, or sexual assault, that the victim bear the costs associated with the filing of criminal charges against the offender, or the costs associated with the filing, issuance, registration, or service of a warrant, protection order, petition for a protection order, or witness subpoena, whether issued inside or outside the State, tribal, or local jurisdiction.’; and

        (B) by adding at the end the following:

    ‘(d) DEFINITION- In this section, the term ‘protection order’ has the meaning given the term in section 2266 of title 18, United States Code.’.

      (3) APPLICATION FOR GRANTS TO ENCOURAGE ARREST POLICIES- Section 2102(a)(1)(B) of part U of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796hh-1(a)(1)(B)) is amended by inserting before the semicolon the following: ‘or, in the case of the condition set forth in subsection 2101(c)(4), the expiration of the 2-year period beginning on the date of enactment of the Violence Against Women Act of 2000’.

      (4) REGISTRATION FOR PROTECTION ORDERS- Section 2265 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

    ‘(d) REGISTRATION-

      ‘(1) IN GENERAL- A State or Indian tribe according full faith and credit to an order by a court of another State or Indian tribe shall not notify the party against whom a protection order has been issued that the protection order has been registered

or filed in that enforcing State or tribal jurisdiction unless requested to do so by the party protected under such order.

      ‘(2) NO PRIOR REGISTRATION OR FILING REQUIRED- Any protection order that is otherwise consistent with this section shall be accorded full faith and credit, notwithstanding any requirement that the order be registered or filed in the enforcing State or tribal jurisdiction.

    ‘(e) NOTICE- A protection order that is otherwise consistent with this section shall be accorded full faith and credit and enforced notwithstanding the failure to provide notice to the party against whom the order is made of its registration or filing in the enforcing State or Indian tribe.

    ‘(f) TRIBAL COURT JURISDICTION- For purposes of this section, a tribal court shall have full civil jurisdiction over domestic relations actions, including authority to enforce its orders through civil contempt proceedings, exclusion of violators from Indian lands, and other appropriate mechanisms, in matters arising within the authority of the tribe and in which at least 1 of the parties is an Indian.’.

    (c) TECHNICAL AMENDMENT- The table of contents for title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3711 et seq.) is amended in the item relating to part U, by adding ‘AND ENFORCEMENT OF PROTECTION ORDERS’ at the end.

SEC. 102. ROLE OF COURTS.

    (a) COURTS AS ELIGIBLE STOP SUBGRANTEES- Part T of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796gg et seq.) is amended--

      (1) in section 2001--

        (A) in subsection (a), by striking ‘Indian tribal governments,’ and inserting ‘State and local courts (including juvenile courts), Indian tribal governments, tribal courts,’; and

        (B) in subsection (b)--

          (i) in paragraph (1), by inserting ‘, judges, other court personnel,’ after ‘law enforcement officers’;

          (ii) in paragraph (2), by inserting ‘, judges, other court personnel,’ after ‘law enforcement officers’; and

          (iii) in paragraph (3), by inserting ‘, court,’ after ‘police’; and

      (2) in section 2002--

        (A) in subsection (a), by inserting ‘State and local courts (including juvenile courts),’ after ‘States,’ the second place it appears;

        (B) in subsection (c), by striking paragraph (3) and inserting the following:

      ‘(3) of the amount granted--

        ‘(A) not less than 25 percent shall be allocated to police and not less than 25 percent shall be allocated to prosecutors;

        ‘(B) not less than 30 percent shall be allocated to victim services; and

        ‘(C) not less than 5 percent shall be allocated for State and local courts (including juvenile courts); and’; and

        (C) in subsection (d)(1), by inserting ‘court,’ after ‘law enforcement,’.

    (b) ELIGIBLE GRANTEES; USE OF GRANTS FOR EDUCATION- Section 2101 of part U of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796hh) is amended--

      (1) in subsection (a), by inserting ‘State and local courts (including juvenile courts), tribal courts,’ after ‘Indian tribal governments,’;

      (2) in subsection (b)--

        (A) by inserting ‘State and local courts (including juvenile courts),’ after ‘Indian tribal governments’;

        (B) in paragraph (2), by striking ‘policies and’ and inserting ‘policies, educational programs, and’;

        (C) in paragraph (3), by inserting ‘parole and probation officers,’ after ‘prosecutors,’; and

        (D) in paragraph (4), by inserting ‘parole and probation officers,’ after ‘prosecutors,’;

      (3) in subsection (c), by inserting ‘State and local courts (including juvenile courts),’ after ‘Indian tribal governments’; and

      (4) by adding at the end the following:

    ‘(e) ALLOTMENT FOR INDIAN TRIBES- Not less than 5 percent of the total amount made available for grants under this section for each fiscal year shall be available for grants to Indian tribal governments.’.

SEC. 103. REAUTHORIZATION OF STOP GRANTS.

    (a) REAUTHORIZATION- Section 1001(a) of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3793(a)) is amended by striking paragraph (18) and inserting the following:

    ‘(18) There is authorized to be appropriated from the Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund established under section 310001 of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 14211) to carry out part T $185,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2001 through 2005.’.

    (b) GRANT PURPOSES- Part T of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796gg et seq.) is amended--

      (1) in section 2001--

        (A) in subsection (b)--

          (i) in paragraph (5), by striking ‘racial, cultural, ethnic, and language minorities’ and inserting ‘underserved populations’;

          (ii) in paragraph (6), by striking ‘and’ at the end;

          (iii) in paragraph (7), by striking the period at the end and inserting ‘; and’; and

          (iv) by adding at the end the following:

      ‘(8) supporting formal and informal statewide, multidisciplinary efforts, to the extent not supported by State funds, to coordinate the response of State law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, courts, victim services agencies, and other State agencies and departments, to violent crimes against women, including the crimes of sexual assault and domestic violence.’; and

        (B) by adding at the end the following:

    ‘(c) STATE COALITION GRANTS-

      ‘(1) PURPOSE- The Attorney General shall award grants to each State domestic violence coalition and sexual assault coalition for the purposes of coordinating State victim services activities, and collaborating and coordinating with Federal, State, and local entities engaged in violence against women activities.

      ‘(2) GRANTS TO STATE COALITIONS- The Attorney General shall award grants to--

        ‘(A) each State domestic violence coalition, as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services through the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (42 U.S.C. 10410 et seq.); and

        ‘(B) each State sexual assault coalition, as determined by the Center for Injury Prevention and Control of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 280b et seq.).

      ‘(3) ELIGIBILITY FOR OTHER GRANTS- Receipt of an award under this subsection by each

State domestic violence and sexual assault coalition shall not preclude the coalition from receiving additional grants under this part to carry out the purposes described in subsection (b).’;

      (2) in section 2002(b)--

        (A) by redesignating paragraphs (2) and (3) as paragraphs (4) and (5), respectively;

        (B) in paragraph (1), by striking ‘4 percent’ and inserting ‘5 percent’;

        (C) in paragraph (4), as redesignated, by striking ‘$500,000’ and inserting ‘$600,000’; and

        (D) by inserting after paragraph (1) the following:

      ‘(2) 2.5 percent shall be available for grants for State domestic violence coalitions under section 2001(c), with the coalition for each State, the coalition for the District of Columbia, the coalition for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the coalition for the combined Territories of the United States, each receiving an amount equal to 1/53 of the total amount made available under this paragraph for each fiscal year;

      ‘(3) 2.5 percent shall be available for grants for State sexual assault coalitions under section 2001(c), with the coalition for each State, the coalition for the District of Columbia, the coalition for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the coalition for the combined Territories of the United States, each receiving an amount equal to 1/53 of the total amount made available under this paragraph for each fiscal year;’;

      (3) in section 2003--

        (A) in paragraph (7), by striking ‘geographic location’ and all that follows through ‘physical disabilities’ and inserting ‘race, ethnicity, age, disability, religion, alienage status, language barriers, geographic location (including rural isolation), and any other populations determined to be underserved’; and

        (B) in paragraph (8), by striking ‘assisting domestic violence or sexual assault victims through the legal process’ and inserting ‘providing assistance for victims seeking necessary support services as a consequence of domestic violence or sexual assault’; and

      (4) in section 2004(b)(3), by inserting ‘, and the membership of persons served in any underserved population’ before the semicolon.

SEC. 104. REAUTHORIZATION OF GRANTS TO ENCOURAGE ARREST POLICIES.

    Section 1001(a) of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3793(a)) is amended by striking paragraph (19) and inserting the following:

    ‘(19) There is authorized to be appropriated from the Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund established under section 310001 of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 14211) to carry out part U $65,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2001 through 2005.’.

SEC. 105. REAUTHORIZATION OF RURAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND CHILD ABUSE ENFORCEMENT GRANTS.

    (a) REAUTHORIZATION- Section 40295(c) of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 13971(c)) is amended--

      (1) by striking paragraph (1) and inserting the following:

      ‘(1) IN GENERAL- There is authorized to be appropriated from the Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund established under section 310001 to carry out this section $40,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2001 through 2005.’; and

      (2) by adding at the end the following:

      ‘(3) ALLOTMENT FOR INDIAN TRIBES- Not less than 5 percent of the total amount made available to carry out this section for each fiscal year shall be available for grants to Indian tribal governments.’.

SEC. 106. NATIONAL STALKER AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE REDUCTION.

    (a) REAUTHORIZATION- Section 40603 of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 14032) is amended to read as follows:

‘SEC. 40603. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    ‘There is authorized to be appropriated from the Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund established under section 310001 to carry out this subtitle $3,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2001 through 2005.’.

    (b) TECHNICAL AMENDMENT- Section 40602(a) of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 14031 note) is amended by inserting ‘and implement’ after ‘improve’.

SEC. 107. AMENDMENTS TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND STALKING OFFENSES.

    (a) INTERSTATE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE- Section 2261 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by striking subsection (a) and inserting the following:

    ‘(a) OFFENSES-

      ‘(1) TRAVEL OR CONDUCT OF OFFENDER- A person who travels in interstate or foreign commerce or enters or leaves Indian country with the intent to kill, injure, harass, or intimidate a spouse or intimate partner, and who, in the course of or as a result of such travel, commits or attempts to commit a crime of violence against that spouse or intimate partner, shall be punished as provided in subsection (b).

      ‘(2) CAUSING TRAVEL OF VICTIM- A person who causes a spouse or intimate partner to travel in interstate or foreign commerce or to enter or leave Indian country by force, coercion, duress, or fraud, and who, in the course of, as a result of, or to facilitate such conduct or travel, commits or attempts to commit a crime of violence against that spouse or intimate partner, shall be punished as provided in subsection (b).’.

    (b) INTERSTATE STALKING- Section 2261A of title 18, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:

‘Sec. 2261A. Interstate stalking

    ‘Whoever--

      ‘(1) with the intent to kill, injure, harass, or intimidate another person, engages within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the

United States in conduct that places that person in reasonable fear of the death of, or serious bodily injury (as defined in section 2266) to, that person or a member of the immediate family (as defined in section 115) of that person; or

      ‘(2) with the intent to kill, injure, harass, or intimidate another person, travels in interstate or foreign commerce, or enters or leaves Indian country, and, in the course of or as a result of such travel, engages in conduct that places that person in reasonable fear of the death of, or serious bodily injury (as defined in section 2266) to, that person or a member of the immediate family (as defined in section 115) of that person,

    shall be punished as provided in section 2261(b).’.

    (c) INTERSTATE VIOLATION OF PROTECTION ORDER- Section 2262 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by striking subsection (a) and inserting the following:

    ‘(a) OFFENSES-

      ‘(1) TRAVEL OR CONDUCT OF OFFENDER- A person who travels in interstate or foreign commerce, or enters or leaves Indian country, with the intent to engage in conduct that violates the portion of a protection order that prohibits or provides protection against violence, threats, or harassment against, contact or communication with, or physical proximity to, another person, or that would violate such a portion of a protection order in the jurisdiction in which the order was issued, and subsequently engages in such conduct, shall be punished as provided in subsection (b).

      ‘(2) CAUSING TRAVEL OF VICTIM- A person who causes another person to travel in interstate or foreign commerce or to enter or leave Indian country by force, coercion, duress, or fraud, and in the course of, as a result of, or to facilitate such conduct or travel engages in conduct that violates the portion of a protection order that prohibits or provides protection against violence, threats, or harassment against, contact or communication with, or physical proximity to, another person, or that would violate such a portion of a protection order in the jurisdiction in which the order was issued, shall be punished as provided in subsection (b).’.

    (d) DEFINITIONS- Section 2266 of title 18, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:

‘Sec. 2266. Definitions

    ‘In this chapter:

      ‘(1) BODILY INJURY- The term ‘bodily injury’ means any act, except one done in self-defense, that results in physical injury or sexual abuse.

      ‘(2) ENTER OR LEAVE INDIAN COUNTRY- The term ‘enter or leave Indian country’ includes leaving the jurisdiction of 1 tribal government and entering the jurisdiction of another tribal government.

      ‘(3) INDIAN COUNTRY- The term ‘Indian country’ has the meaning stated in section 1151 of this title.

      ‘(4) PROTECTION ORDER- The term ‘protection order’ includes any injunction or other order issued for the purpose of preventing violent or threatening acts or harassment against, or contact or communication with or physical proximity to, another person, including any temporary or final order issued by a civil and criminal court (other than a support or child custody order issued pursuant to State divorce and child custody laws) whether obtained by filing an independent action or as a pendente lite order in another proceeding so long as any civil order was issued in response to a complaint, petition, or motion filed by or on behalf of a person seeking protection.

      ‘(5) SERIOUS BODILY INJURY- The term ‘serious bodily injury’ has the meaning stated in section 2119(2).

      ‘(6) SPOUSE OR INTIMATE PARTNER- The term ‘spouse or intimate partner’ includes--

        ‘(A) a spouse, a former spouse, a person who shares a child in common with the abuser, and a person who cohabits or has cohabited with the abuser as a spouse; and

        ‘(B) any other person similarly situated to a spouse who is protected by the domestic or family violence laws of the State or tribal jurisdiction in which the injury occurred or where the victim resides.

      ‘(7) STATE- The term ‘State’ includes a State of the United States, the District of Columbia, a commonwealth, territory, or possession of the United States.

      ‘(8) TRAVEL IN INTERSTATE OR FOREIGN COMMERCE- The term ‘travel in interstate or foreign commerce’ does not include travel from 1 State to another by an individual who is a member of an Indian tribe and who remains at all times in the territory of the Indian tribe of which the individual is a member.’.

SEC. 108. GRANTS TO REDUCE VIOLENT CRIMES AGAINST WOMEN ON CAMPUS.

    Section 826 of the Higher Education Amendments of 1998 (20 U.S.C. 1152) is amended--

      (1) in subsection (f)(1), by inserting ‘by a person with whom the victim has engaged in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature,’ after ‘cohabited with the victim,’; and

      (2) in subsection (g), by striking ‘fiscal year 1999 and such sums as may be necessary for each of the 4 succeeding fiscal years’ and inserting ‘each of fiscal years 2001 through 2005’.

TITLE II--STRENGTHENING SERVICES TO VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE

SEC. 201. LEGAL ASSISTANCE FOR VICTIMS.

    (a) IN GENERAL- The purpose of this section is to enable the Attorney General to award grants to increase the availability of legal assistance necessary to provide effective aid to victims of domestic violence, stalking, or sexual assault who are seeking relief in legal matters arising as a consequence of that abuse or violence, at minimal or no cost to the victims.

    (b) DEFINITIONS- In this section:

      (1) DOMESTIC VIOLENCE- The term ‘domestic violence’ has the meaning given the term in section

2003 of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796gg-2).

      (2) LEGAL ASSISTANCE FOR VICTIMS- The term ‘legal assistance’ includes assistance to victims of domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault in family, criminal, immigration, administrative, or housing matters, protection or stay away order proceedings, and other similar matters. No funds made available under this section may be used to provide financial assistance in support of any litigation described in paragraph (14) of section 504 of Public Law 104-134.

      (3) SEXUAL ASSAULT- The term ‘sexual assault’ has the meaning given the term in section 2003 of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796gg-2).

    (c) LEGAL ASSISTANCE FOR VICTIMS GRANTS- The Attorney General may award grants under this subsection to private nonprofit entities, Indian tribal governments, and publicly funded organizations not acting in a governmental capacity such as law schools, and which shall be used--

      (1) to implement, expand, and establish cooperative efforts and projects between domestic violence and sexual assault victim services organizations and legal assistance providers to provide legal assistance for victims of domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault;

      (2) to implement, expand, and establish efforts and projects to provide legal assistance for victims of domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault by organizations with a demonstrated history of providing direct legal or advocacy services on behalf of these victims; and

      (3) to provide training, technical assistance, and data collection to improve the capacity of grantees and other entities to offer legal assistance to victims of domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault.

    (d) GRANT TO ESTABLISH DATABASE OF PROGRAMS THAT PROVIDE LEGAL ASSISTANCE TO VICTIMS-

      (1) IN GENERAL- The Attorney General may make a grant to establish, operate, and maintain a national computer database of programs and organizations that provide legal assistance to victims of domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault.

      (2) DATABASE REQUIREMENTS- A database established with a grant under this subsection shall be--

        (A) designed to facilitate the referral of persons to programs and organizations that provide legal assistance to victims of domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault; and

        (B) operated in coordination with--

          (i) the national domestic violence hotline established under section 316 of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act; and

          (ii) any comparable national sexual assault hotline or other similar resource.

    (e) EVALUATION- The Attorney General may evaluate the grants funded under this section through contracts or other arrangements with entities expert on domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault, and on evaluation research.

    (f) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS-

      (1) IN GENERAL- There is authorized to be appropriated from the Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund established under section 310001 of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 14211) to carry out this section $35,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2001 through 2005.

      (2) ALLOCATION OF FUNDS- Of the amount made available under this subsection in each fiscal year, not less than 5 percent shall be used for grants for programs that assist victims of domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault on lands within the jurisdiction of an Indian tribe.

      (3) NONSUPPLANTATION- Amounts made available under this section shall be used to supplement and not supplant other Federal, State, and local funds expended to further the purpose of this section.

SEC. 202. SHELTER SERVICES FOR BATTERED WOMEN AND CHILDREN.

    (a) STATE SHELTER GRANTS- Section 303(a)(2)(C) of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (42 U.S.C. 10402(a)(2)(C)) is amended by striking ‘populations underserved because of ethnic, racial, cultural, language diversity or geographic isolation’ and inserting ‘populations underserved because of race, ethnicity, age, disability, religion, alienage status, geographic location (including rural isolation), or language barriers, and any other populations determined by the Secretary to be underserved’.

    (b) STATE MINIMUM; REALLOTMENT- Section 304 of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (42 U.S.C. 10403) is amended--

      (1) in subsection (a), by striking ‘for grants to States for any fiscal year’ and all that follows and inserting the following: ‘and available for grants to States under this subsection for any fiscal year--

      ‘(1) Guam, American Samoa, the United States Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the combined Freely Associated States shall each be allotted not less than 1/8 of 1 percent of the amounts available for grants under section 303(a) for the fiscal year for which the allotment is made; and

      ‘(2) each State shall be allotted for payment in a grant authorized under section 303(a), $600,000, with the remaining funds to be allotted to each State in an amount that bears the same ratio to such remaining funds as the population of such State bears to the population of all States.’;

      (2) in subsection (c), in the first sentence, by inserting ‘and available’ before ‘for grants’; and

      (3) by adding at the end the following:

    ‘(e) In subsection (a)(2), the term ‘State’ does not include any jurisdiction specified in subsection (a)(1).’.

    (c) SECRETARIAL RESPONSIBILITIES- Section 305(a) of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (42 U.S.C. 10404(a)) is amended--

      (1) by striking ‘an employee’ and inserting ‘1 or more employees’;

      (2) by striking ‘of this title.’ and inserting ‘of this title, including carrying out evaluation and monitoring under this title.’; and

      (3) by striking ‘The individual’ and inserting ‘Any individual’.

    (d) RESOURCE CENTERS- Section 308 of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (42 U.S.C. 10407) is amended--

      (1) in subsection (a)(2), by inserting ‘on providing information, training, and technical assistance’ after ‘focusing’; and

      (2) in subsection (c), by adding at the end the following:

      ‘(8) Providing technical assistance and training to local entities carrying out domestic violence programs that provide shelter, related assistance, or transitional housing assistance.

      ‘(9) Improving access to services, information, and training, concerning family violence, within Indian tribes and Indian tribal agencies.

      ‘(10) Providing technical assistance and training to appropriate entities to improve access to services, information, and training concerning family violence occurring in underserved populations.’.

    (e) CONFORMING AMENDMENT- Section 309(6) of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (42 U.S.C. 10408(6)) is amended by striking ‘the Virgin Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands’ and inserting ‘the United States Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the combined Freely Associated States’.

    (f) REAUTHORIZATION- Section 310 of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (42 U.S.C. 10409) is amended--

      (1) by striking subsection (a) and inserting the following:

    ‘(a) IN GENERAL-

      ‘(1) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS- There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this title $175,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2001 through 2005.

      ‘(2) SOURCE OF FUNDS- Amounts made available under paragraph (1) may be appropriated from the Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund established under section 310001 of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 14211).’;

      (2) in subsection (b), by striking ‘under subsection 303(a)’ and inserting ‘under section 303(a)’;

      (3) in subsection (c), by inserting ‘not more than the lesser of $7,500,000 or’ before ‘5’; and

      (4) by adding at the end the following:

    ‘(f) EVALUATION, MONITORING, AND ADMINISTRATION- Of the amounts appropriated under subsection (a) for each fiscal year, not more than 1 percent shall be used by the Secretary for evaluation, monitoring, and administrative costs under this title.’.

    (g) STATE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COALITION GRANT ACTIVITIES- Section 311 of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (42 U.S.C. 10410) is amended--

      (1) in subsection (a)(4), by striking ‘underserved racial, ethnic or language-minority populations’ and inserting ‘underserved populations described in section 303(a)(2)(C)’; and

      (2) in subsection (c), by striking ‘the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands’ and inserting ‘the United States Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Freely Associated States’.

SEC. 203. TRANSITIONAL HOUSING ASSISTANCE FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

    Title III of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (42 U.S.C. 10401 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

‘SEC. 319. TRANSITIONAL HOUSING ASSISTANCE.

    ‘(a) IN GENERAL- The Secretary shall award grants under this section to carry out programs to provide assistance to individuals, and their dependents--

      ‘(1) who are homeless or in need of transitional housing or other housing assistance, as a result of fleeing a situation of domestic violence; and

      ‘(2) for whom emergency shelter services are unavailable or insufficient.

    ‘(b) ASSISTANCE DESCRIBED- Assistance provided under this section may include--

      ‘(1) short-term housing assistance, including rental or utilities payments assistance and assistance with related expenses, such as payment of security deposits and other costs incidental to relocation to transitional housing, in cases in which assistance described in this paragraph is necessary to prevent homelessness because an individual or dependent is fleeing a situation of domestic violence; and

      ‘(2) short-term support services, including payment of expenses and costs associated with transportation and job training referrals, child care, counseling, transitional housing identification and placement, and related services.

    ‘(c) TERM OF ASSISTANCE- An individual or dependent assisted under this section may not receive assistance under this section for a total of more than 12 months.

    ‘(d) REPORTS-

      ‘(1) REPORT TO SECRETARY-

        ‘(A) IN GENERAL- An entity that receives a grant under this section shall annually prepare and submit to the Secretary a report describing the number of individuals and dependents assisted, and the types of housing assistance and support services provided, under this section.

        ‘(B) CONTENTS- Each report shall include information on--

          ‘(i) the purpose and amount of housing assistance provided to each individual or dependent assisted under this section;

          ‘(ii) the number of months each individual or dependent received the assistance;

          ‘(iii) the number of individuals and dependents who were eligible to receive the assistance, and to whom the entity could not provide the assistance solely due to a lack of available housing; and

          ‘(iv) the type of support services provided to each individual or dependent assisted under this section.

      ‘(2) REPORT TO CONGRESS- The Secretary shall annually prepare and submit to the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives and the Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate a report that contains a compilation of the information contained in reports submitted under paragraph (1).

    ‘(e) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS- There are authorized to be appropriated from the Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund established under section 310001 of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 14211) to carry out this section--

      ‘(1) $25,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2001 through 2003; and

      ‘(2) $30,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2004 and 2005.’.

SEC. 204. NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE.

    (a) REAUTHORIZATION- Section 316(f) of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (42 U.S.C. 10416(f)) is amended by striking paragraph (1) and inserting the following:

      ‘(1) IN GENERAL- There are authorized to be appropriated from the Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund established under section 310001 of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 14211) to carry out this section $2,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2001 through 2005.’.

    (b) REPORT REQUIREMENT- Section 316 of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (42 U.S.C. 10416) is amended--

      (1) by redesignating subsection (f) as subsection (g); and

      (2) by inserting after subsection (e) the following:

    ‘(f) REPORT BY GRANT RECIPIENT-

      ‘(1) IN GENERAL- Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of the Violence Against Women Act of 2000, each recipient of a grant under this section shall prepare and submit to the Secretary a report that contains--

        ‘(A) an evaluation of the effectiveness of the activities carried out by the recipient with amounts received under this section; and

        ‘(B) such other information as the Secretary may prescribe.

      ‘(2) NOTICE AND PUBLIC COMMENT- The Secretary shall--

        ‘(A) publish in the Federal Register a copy of the report submitted by the recipient under this subsection; and

        ‘(B) allow not less than 90 days for notice of and opportunity for public comment on the published report.’.

SEC. 205. FEDERAL VICTIMS COUNSELORS.

    Section 40114 of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-322; 108 Stat. 1910) is amended by striking ‘(such as District of Columbia)--’ and all that follows and inserting ‘(such as District of Columbia), $1,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2001 through 2005.’.

SEC. 206. STUDY OF STATE LAWS REGARDING INSURANCE DISCRIMINATION AGAINST VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN.

    (a) IN GENERAL- The Attorney General shall conduct a national study to identify State laws that address discrimination against victims of domestic violence and sexual assault related to issuance or administration of insurance policies.

    (b) REPORT- Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Attorney General shall submit to Congress a report on the findings and recommendations of the study required by subsection (a).

SEC. 207. STUDY OF WORKPLACE EFFECTS FROM VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN.

    The Attorney General shall--

      (1) conduct a national survey of plans, programs, and practices developed to assist employers and employees on appropriate responses in the workplace related to victims of domestic violence, stalking, or sexual assault; and

      (2) not later than 18 months after the date of enactment of this Act, submit to Congress a report describing the results of that survey, which report shall include the recommendations of the Attorney General to assist employers and employees affected

in the workplace by incidents of domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault.

SEC. 208. STUDY OF UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION FOR VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN.

    The Secretary of Labor, in consultation with the Attorney General, shall--

      (1) conduct a national study to identify State laws that address the separation from employment of an employee due to circumstances directly resulting from the experience of domestic violence by the employee and circumstances governing that receipt (or nonreceipt) by the employee of unemployment compensation based on such separation; and

      (2) not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, submit to Congress a report describing the results of that study, together with any recommendations based on that study.

SEC. 209. ENHANCING PROTECTIONS FOR OLDER WOMEN FROM DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT.

    (a) DEFINITION- In this section, the term ‘older individual’ has the meaning given the term in section 102 of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 3002).

    (b) PROTECTIONS FOR OLDER INDIVIDUALS FROM DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT IN PRO-ARREST GRANTS- Section 2101(b) of part U of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796hh et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following:

      ‘(8) To develop or strengthen policies and training for police, prosecutors, and the judiciary in recognizing, investigating, and prosecuting instances of domestic violence and sexual assault against older individuals (as is defined in section 102 of the Older Americans Act of 1965) (42 U.S.C. 3002)).’.

    (c) PROTECTIONS FOR OLDER INDIVIDUALS FROM DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT IN STOP GRANTS- Part T of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796gg et seq.) is amended--

      (1) in section 2001(b)--

        (A) in paragraph (7) (as amended by section 103(b) of this Act), by striking ‘and’ at the end;

        (B) in paragraph (8) (as added by section 103(b) of this Act), by striking the period at the end and inserting ‘; and’; and

        (C) by adding at the end the following:

      ‘(9) developing, enlarging, or strengthening programs to assist law enforcement, prosecutors, courts, and others to address the needs and circumstances of older women who are victims of domestic violence or sexual assault, including recognizing, investigating, and prosecuting instances of such violence or assault and targeting outreach and support and counseling services to such older individuals.’; and

      (2) in section 2003(7) (as amended by section 103(b) of this Act), by inserting after ‘any other populations determined to be underserved’ the following: ‘, and the needs of older individuals (as defined in section 102 of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 3002)) who are victims of family violence’.

    (d) ENHANCING SERVICES FOR OLDER INDIVIDUALS IN SHELTERS- Section 303(a)(2)(C) of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (42 U.S.C. 10402(a)(2)(C)) (as amended by section 202(a)(1) of this Act) is amended by inserting after ‘any other populations determined by the Secretary to be underserved’ the following: ‘, and the needs of older individuals (as defined in section 102 of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 3002)) who are victims of family violence’.

TITLE III--LIMITING THE EFFECTS OF VIOLENCE ON CHILDREN

SEC. 301. SAFE HAVENS FOR CHILDREN PILOT PROGRAM.

    (a) IN GENERAL- The Attorney General may award grants to States, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments that propose to enter into or expand the scope of existing contracts and cooperative agreements with public or private nonprofit entities to provide supervised visitation and safe visitation exchange of children by and between parents in situations involving domestic violence, child abuse, or sexual assault.

    (b) CONSIDERATIONS- In awarding grants under subsection (a), the Attorney General shall take into account--

      (1) the number of families to be served by the proposed visitation programs and services;

      (2) the extent to which the proposed supervised visitation programs and services serve underserved populations (as defined in section 2003 of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796gg-2));

      (3) with respect to an applicant for a contract or cooperative agreement, the extent to which the applicant demonstrates cooperation and collaboration with nonprofit, nongovernmental entities in the local community served, including the State domestic violence coalition, State sexual assault coalition, local shelters, and programs for domestic violence and sexual assault victims; and

      (4) the extent to which the applicant demonstrates coordination and collaboration with State and local court systems, including mechanisms for communication and referral.

    (c) APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS- The Attorney General shall award grants for contracts and cooperative agreements to applicants that--

      (1) demonstrate expertise in the area of family violence, including the areas of domestic violence or sexual assault, as appropriate;

      (2) ensure that any fees charged to individuals for use of programs and services are based on the income of those individuals, unless otherwise provided by court order;

      (3) demonstrate that adequate security measures, including adequate facilities, procedures, and personnel capable of preventing violence, are in place for the operation of supervised visitation programs and services or safe visitation exchange; and

      (4) prescribe standards by which the supervised visitation or safe visitation exchange will occur.

    (d) REPORTING-

      (1) IN GENERAL- Not later than 1 year after the last day of the first fiscal year commencing on or after the date of enactment of this Act, and not later than 180 days after the last day of each fiscal year thereafter, the Attorney General shall submit to Congress a report that includes information concerning--

        (A) the number of--

          (i) individuals served and the number of individuals turned away from visitation programs and services and safe visitation exchange (categorized by State);

          (ii) the number of individuals from underserved populations served and turned away from services; and

          (iii) the type of problems that underlie the need for supervised visitation or safe visitation exchange, such as domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, other physical abuse, or a combination of such factors;

        (B) the numbers of supervised visitations or safe visitation exchanges ordered under this section during custody determinations under a separation or divorce decree or protection order, through child protection services or other social services agencies, or by any other order of a civil, criminal, juvenile, or family court;

        (C) the process by which children or abused partners are protected during visitations, temporary custody transfers, and other activities for which supervised visitation is established under this section;

        (D) safety and security problems occurring during the reporting period during supervised visitation under this section, including the number of parental abduction cases; and

        (E) the number of parental abduction cases in a judicial district using supervised visitation programs and services under this section, both as identified in criminal prosecution and custody violations.

      (2) GUIDELINES- The Attorney General shall establish guidelines for the collection and reporting of data under this subsection.

    (e) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS- There is authorized to be appropriated from the Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund established under section 310001 of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 14211) to carry out this section $15,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2001 and 2002.

    (f) ALLOTMENT FOR INDIAN TRIBES- Not less than 5 percent of the total amount made available for each fiscal year to carry out this section shall be available for grants to Indian tribal governments.

SEC. 302. REAUTHORIZATION OF RUNAWAY AND HOMELESS YOUTH GRANTS.

    Section 388(a) of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (42 U.S.C. 5751(a)) is amended by striking paragraph (4) and inserting the following:

      ‘(4) PART E- There is authorized to be appropriated from the Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund established under section 310001 of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 14211) to carry out part E $22,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2001 through 2005.’.

SEC. 303. REAUTHORIZATION OF VICTIMS OF CHILD ABUSE PROGRAMS.

    (a) COURT-APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATE PROGRAM- Section 218 of the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 13014) is amended by striking subsection (a) and inserting the following:

    ‘(a) AUTHORIZATION- There is authorized to be appropriated from the Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund established under section 310001 of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 14211) to carry out this subtitle $12,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2001 through 2005.’.

    (b) CHILD ABUSE TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR JUDICIAL PERSONNEL AND PRACTITIONERS- Section 224 of the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 13024) is amended by striking subsection (a) and inserting the following:

    ‘(a) AUTHORIZATION- There is authorized to be appropriated from the Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund established under section 310001 of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 14211) to carry out this subtitle $2,300,000 for each of fiscal years 2001 through 2005.’.

    (c) GRANTS FOR TELEVISED TESTIMONY- Section 1001(a) of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3793(a)) is amended by striking paragraph (7) and inserting the following:

    ‘(7) There is authorized to be appropriated from the Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund established under section 310001 of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 14211) to carry out part N $1,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2001 through 2005.’.

    (d) DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION- The Attorney General shall--

      (1) annually compile and disseminate information (including through electronic publication) about the use of amounts expended and the projects funded under section 218(a) of the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 13014(a)), section 224(a) of the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 13024(a)), and section 1007(a)(7) of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3793(a)(7)), including any evaluations of the projects and information to enable replication and adoption of the strategies identified in the projects; and

      (2) focus dissemination of the information described in paragraph (1) toward community-based

programs, including domestic violence and sexual assault programs.

SEC. 304. REPORT ON EFFECTS OF PARENTAL KIDNAPPING LAWS IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASES.

    (a) IN GENERAL- The Attorney General shall--

      (1) conduct a study of Federal and State laws relating to child custody, including custody provisions in protection orders, the Parental Kidnaping Prevention Act of 1980, and the amendments made by that Act, and the effect of those laws on child custody cases in which domestic violence is a factor; and

      (2) submit to Congress a report describing the results of that study, including the effects of implementing or applying model State laws, and the recommendations of the Attorney General to reduce the incidence or pattern of violence against women or of sexual assault of the child.

    (b) SUFFICIENCY OF DEFENSES- In carrying out subsection (a) with respect to the Parental Kidnaping Prevention Act of 1980, and the amendments made by that Act, the Attorney General shall examine the sufficiency of defenses to parental abduction charges available in cases involving domestic violence, and the burdens and risks encountered by victims of domestic violence arising from jurisdictional requirements of that Act and the amendments made by that Act.

    (c) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS- There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section $200,000 for fiscal year 2001.

    (d) CONDITION FOR CUSTODY DETERMINATION- Section 1738A(c)(2)(C)(ii) of title 28, United States Code, is amended by striking ‘he’ and inserting ‘the child, a sibling, or parent of the child’.

TITLE IV--STRENGTHENING EDUCATION AND TRAINING TO COMBAT VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

SEC. 401. EDUCATION AND TRAINING IN APPROPRIATE RESPONSES TO VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN.

    (a) AUTHORITY- The Secretary of Health and Human Services, in consultation with the Attorney General, may award grants in accordance with this section to public and private nonprofit entities that, in the determination of the Secretary, have--

      (1) nationally recognized expertise in the areas of domestic violence and sexual assault; and

      (2) a record of commitment and quality responses to reduce domestic violence and sexual assault.

    (b) PURPOSE- Grants under this section may be used for the purposes of developing, testing, presenting, and disseminating model programs to provide education and training in appropriate and effective responses to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault (including, as appropriate, the effects of domestic violence on children) for individuals (other than law enforcement officers and prosecutors) who are likely to come into contact with such victims during the course of their employment, including--

      (1) caseworkers, supervisors, administrators, administrative law judges, and other individuals administering Federal and State benefits programs, such as child welfare and child protective services, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, social security disability, child support, medicaid, unemployment, workers’ compensation, and similar programs; and

      (2) medical and health care professionals, including mental and behavioral health professionals such as psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, therapists, counselors, and others.

    (c) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS- There is authorized to be appropriated from the Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund established under section 310001 of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 14211) to carry out this section $5,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2001 through 2003.

SEC. 402. RAPE PREVENTION AND EDUCATION.

    (a) IN GENERAL- Part J of title III of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 280b et seq.) is amended by inserting after section 393A the following:

‘SEC. 393B. USE OF ALLOTMENTS FOR RAPE PREVENTION EDUCATION.

    ‘(a) PERMITTED USE- The Secretary, acting through the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shall award targeted grants to States to be used for rape prevention and education programs conducted by rape crisis centers, State sexual assault coalitions, and other public and private nonprofit entities for--

      ‘(1) educational seminars;

      ‘(2) the operation of hotlines;

      ‘(3) training programs for professionals;

      ‘(4) the preparation of informational material;

      ‘(5) education and training programs for students and campus personnel designed to reduce the incidence of sexual assault at colleges and universities;

      ‘(6) education to increase awareness about drugs used to facilitate rapes or sexual assaults; and

      ‘(7) other efforts to increase awareness of the facts about, or to help prevent, sexual assault, including efforts to increase awareness in underserved communities and awareness among individuals with disabilities (as defined in section 3 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12102)).

    ‘(b) COLLECTION AND DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION ON SEXUAL ASSAULT- The Secretary shall, through the National Resource Center on Sexual Assault established under the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, provide resource information, policy, training, and technical assistance to Federal, State, local, and Indian tribal agencies, as well as to State sexual assault coalitions and local sexual assault programs and to other professionals and interested parties on issues relating to sexual assault, including maintenance of a central resource library in order to collect, prepare, analyze, and disseminate information and statistics and analyses thereof relating to the incidence and prevention of sexual assault.

    ‘(c) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS-

      ‘(1) IN GENERAL- There is authorized to be appropriated from the Violent Crime Reduction

Trust Fund established under section 310001 of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 14211) to carry out this section, $50,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2001 through 2005.

      ‘(2) NATIONAL RESOURCE CENTER ALLOTMENT- Of the total amount made available under this subsection in each fiscal year, not more than the greater of $1,000,000 or 2 percent of such amount shall be available for allotment under subsection (b).

    ‘(d) LIMITATIONS-

      ‘(1) SUPPLEMENT NOT SUPPLANT- Amounts provided to States under this section shall be used to supplement and not supplant other Federal, State, and local public funds expended to provide services of the type described in subsection (a).

      ‘(2) STUDIES- A State may not use more than 2 percent of the amount received by the State under this section for each fiscal year for surveillance studies or prevalence studies.

      ‘(3) ADMINISTRATION- A State may not use more than 5 percent of the amount received by the State under this section for each fiscal year for administrative expenses.’.

    (b) REPEAL- Section 40151 of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (108 Stat. 1920), and the amendment made by such section, is repealed.

SEC. 403. EDUCATION AND TRAINING TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST AND ABUSE OF WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES.

    (a) IN GENERAL- The Attorney General, in consultation with the Secretary of Health and Human Services, may award grants to States and nongovernmental private entities to provide education and technical assistance for the purpose of providing training, consultation, and information on domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault against women who are individuals with disabilities (as defined in section 3 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12102)).

    (b) PRIORITIES- In awarding grants under this section, the Attorney General shall give priority to applications designed to provide education and technical assistance on--

      (1) the nature, definition, and characteristics of domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault experienced by women who are individuals with disabilities;

      (2) outreach activities to ensure that women who are individuals with disabilities who are victims of domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault receive appropriate assistance;

      (3) the requirements of shelters and victim services organizations under Federal anti-discrimination laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; and

      (4) cost-effective ways that shelters and victim services may accommodate the needs of individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

    (c) USES OF GRANTS- Each recipient of a grant under this section shall provide information and training to organizations and programs that provide services to individuals with disabilities, including independent living centers, disability-related service organizations, and domestic violence programs providing shelter or related assistance.

    (d) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS- There is authorized to be appropriated from the Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund established under section 310001 of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 14211) to carry out this section $5,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2001 through 2005.

SEC. 404. COMMUNITY INITIATIVES.

    Section 318 of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (42 U.S.C. 10418) is amended--

      (1) in subsection (b)(2)--

        (A) in subparagraph (G), by striking ‘and’ at the end;

        (B) by redesignating subparagraph (H) as subparagraph (I); and

        (C) by inserting after subparagraph (G) the following:

        ‘(H) groups that provide services to individuals with disabilities;’; and

      (2) by striking subsection (h) and inserting the following:

    ‘(h) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS- There are authorized to be appropriated from the Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund established under section 310001 of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 14211) to carry out this section $5,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2001 through 2005.’.

SEC. 405. DEVELOPMENT OF RESEARCH AGENDA IDENTIFIED BY THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT OF 1994.

    (a) IN GENERAL- The Attorney General shall--

      (1) direct the National Institute of Justice, in consultation and coordination with the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the National Academy of Sciences, through its National Research Council, to develop a research agenda based on the recommendations contained in the report entitled ‘Understanding Violence Against Women’ of the National Academy of Sciences ; and

      (2) not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, in consultation with the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, submit to Congress a report which shall include--

        (A) a description of the research agenda developed under paragraph (1) and a plan to implement that agenda;

        (B) recommendations for priorities in carrying out that agenda to most effectively advance knowledge about and means by which to prevent or reduce violence against women.

    (b) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS- There are authorized to be appropriated from the Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund established under section 31001 of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 14211) such sums as may be necessary to carry out this section.

TITLE V--BATTERED IMMIGRANT WOMEN

SEC. 501. SHORT TITLE.

    This title may be cited as the ‘Battered Immigrant Women Protection Act of 2000’.

SEC. 502. FINDINGS AND PURPOSES.

    (a) FINDINGS- Congress finds that--

      (1) the goal of the immigration protections for battered immigrants included in the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 was to remove immigration laws as a barrier that kept battered immigrant women and children locked in abusive relationships;

      (2) providing battered immigrant women and children who were experiencing domestic violence at home with protection against deportation allows them to obtain protection orders against their abusers and frees them to cooperate with law enforcement and prosecutors in criminal cases brought against their abusers and the abusers of their children without fearing that the abuser will retaliate by withdrawing or threatening withdrawal of access to an immigration benefit under the abuser’s control; and

      (3) there are several groups of battered immigrant women and children who do not have access to the immigration protections of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 which means that their abusers are virtually immune from prosecution because their victims can be deported as a result of action by their abusers and the Immigration and Naturalization Service cannot offer them protection no matter how compelling their case under existing law.

    (b) PURPOSES- The purposes of this title are--

      (1) to remove barriers to criminal prosecutions of persons who commit acts of battery or extreme cruelty against immigrant women and children; and

      (2) to offer protection against domestic violence occurring in family and intimate relationships that are covered in State and tribal protection orders, domestic violence, and family law statutes.

SEC. 503. IMPROVED ACCESS TO IMMIGRATION PROTECTIONS OF THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT OF 1994 FOR BATTERED IMMIGRANT WOMEN.

    (a) INTENDED SPOUSE DEFINED- Section 101(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

    ‘(50) The term ‘intended spouse’ means any alien who meets the criteria set forth in section 204(a)(1)(A)(iii)(II)(aa)(BB), 204(a)(1)(B)(ii)(II)(aa)(BB), or 240A(b)(2)(A)(i)(III).’.

    (b) IMMEDIATE RELATIVE STATUS FOR SELF-PETITIONERS MARRIED TO U.S. CITIZENS-

      (1) SELF-PETITIONING SPOUSES-

        (A) BATTERY OR CRUELTY TO ALIEN OR ALIEN’S CHILD- Section 204(a)(1)(A)(iii) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1154(a)(1)(A)(iii)) is amended to read as follows:

    ‘(iii)(I) An alien who is described in subclause (II) may file a petition with the Attorney General under this clause for classification of the alien (and any child of the alien) if the alien demonstrates to the Attorney General that--

      ‘(aa) the marriage or the intent to marry the United States citizen was entered into in good faith by the alien; and

      ‘(bb) during the marriage or relationship intended by the alien to be legally a marriage, the alien or a child of the alien has been battered or has been the subject of extreme cruelty perpetrated by the alien’s spouse or intended spouse.

    ‘(II) For purposes of subclause (I), an alien described in this subclause is an alien--

      ‘(aa)(AA) who is the spouse of a citizen of the United States;

      ‘(BB) who believed that he or she had married a citizen of the United States and with whom a marriage ceremony was actually performed and who otherwise meets any applicable requirements under this Act to establish the existence of and bona fides of a marriage, but whose marriage is not legitimate solely because of the bigamy of such citizen of the United States; or

      ‘(CC) who was a bona fide spouse of a United States citizen within the past 2 years and--

        ‘(aaa) whose spouse died within the past 2 years;

        ‘(bbb) whose spouse lost or renounced citizenship status related to an incident of domestic violence; or

        ‘(ccc) who demonstrates a connection between the legal termination of the marriage and battering or extreme cruelty by the United States citizen spouse;

      ‘(bb) who is a person of good moral character;

      ‘(cc) who is eligible to be classified as an immediate relative under section 201(b)(2)(A)(i) or who would have been so classified but for the bigamy of the citizen of the United States that the alien intended to marry; and

      ‘(dd) who has resided with the alien’s spouse or intended spouse.’.

      (2) SELF-PETITIONING CHILDREN- Section 204(a)(1)(A)(iv) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1154(a)(1)(A)(iv)) is amended to read as follows:

    ‘(iv) An alien who is the child of a citizen of the United States, or who was a child of a United States citizen parent who lost or renounced citizenship status related to an incident of domestic violence, and who is a person of good moral character, who is eligible to be classified as an immediate relative under section 201(b)(2)(A)(i), and who resides, or has resided in the past, with the citizen parent may file a petition with the Attorney General under this subparagraph for classification of the alien (and any child of the alien) under such section if the alien demonstrates to the Attorney General that the alien has been battered by or has been the subject of extreme cruelty perpetrated by the alien’s citizen parent. For purposes of this clause, residence includes any period of visitation.’.

      (3) FILING OF PETITIONS- Section 204(a)(1)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1154 (a)(1)(A)(iv)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

    ‘(v) An alien who is the spouse, intended spouse, or child of a United States citizen living abroad and who is eligible to file a petition under clause (iii) or (iv) shall file such petition with the Attorney General under the procedures that apply to self-petitioners under clauses (iii) or (iv).’.

    (c) SECOND PREFERENCE IMMIGRATION STATUS FOR SELF-PETITIONERS MARRIED TO LAWFUL PERMANENT RESIDENTS-

      (1) SELF-PETITIONING SPOUSES- Section 204(a)(1)(B)(ii) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1154(a)(1)(B)(ii)) is amended to read as follows:

    ‘(ii)(I) An alien who is described in subclause (II) may file a petition with the Attorney General under this clause for classification of the alien (and any child of the alien) if such a child has not been classified under clause (iii) of section 203(a)(2)(A) and if the alien demonstrates to the Attorney General that--

      ‘(aa) the marriage or the intent to marry the lawful permanent resident was entered into in good faith by the alien; and

      ‘(bb) during the marriage or relationship intended by the alien to be legally a marriage, the alien or a child of the alien has been battered or has been the subject of extreme cruelty perpetrated by the alien’s spouse or intended spouse.

    ‘(II) For purposes of subclause (I), an alien described in this paragraph is an alien--

      ‘(aa)(AA) who is the spouse of a lawful permanent resident of the United States; or

      ‘(BB) who believed that he or she had married a lawful permanent resident of the United States and with whom a marriage ceremony was actually performed and who otherwise meets any applicable requirements under this Act to establish the existence of and bona fides of a marriage, but whose marriage is not legitimate solely because of the bigamy of such lawful permanent resident of the United States; or

      ‘(CC) who was a bona fide spouse of a lawful permanent resident within the past 2 years and--

        ‘(aaa) whose spouse lost status due to an incident of domestic violence; or

        ‘(bbb) who demonstrates a connection between the legal termination of the marriage and battering or extreme cruelty by the lawful permanent resident spouse;

      ‘(bb) who is a person of good moral character;

      ‘(cc) who is eligible to be classified as a spouse of an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence under section 203(a)(2)(A) or who would have been so classified but for the bigamy of the lawful permanent resident of the United States that the alien intended to marry; and

      ‘(dd) who has resided with the alien’s spouse or intended spouse.’.

      (3) SELF-PETITIONING CHILDREN- Section 204(a)(1)(B)(iii) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1154(a)(1)(B)(iii)) is amended to read as follows:

    ‘(iii) An alien who is the child of an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence, or who was the child of a lawful permanent resident who lost lawful permanent resident status due to an incident of domestic violence, and who is a person of good moral character, who is eligible for classification under section 203(a)(2)(A), and who resides, or has resided in the past, with the alien’s permanent resident alien parent may file a petition with the Attorney General under this subparagraph for classification of the alien (and any child of the alien) under such section if the alien demonstrates to the Attorney General that the alien has been battered by or has been the subject of extreme cruelty perpetrated by the alien’s permanent resident parent. For purposes of this clause, residence includes any period of visitation.’.

      (4) FILING OF PETITIONS- Section 204(a)(1)(B) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1154(a)(1)(B)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

    ‘(iv) An alien who is the spouse, intended spouse, or child of a lawful permanent resident living abroad is eligible to file a petition under clause (ii) or (iii) shall file such petition with the Attorney General under the procedures that apply to self-petitioners under clauses (ii) or (iii).’.

    (d) GOOD MORAL CHARACTER DETERMINATIONS FOR SELF-PETITIONERS AND TREATMENT OF CHILD SELF-PETITIONERS AND PETITIONS INCLUDING DERIVATIVE CHILDREN ATTAINING 21 YEARS OF AGE- Section 204(a)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1154(a)(1)) is amended--

      (1) by redesignating subparagraphs (C) through (H) as subparagraphs (E) through (J), respectively;

      (2) by inserting after subparagraph (B) the following:

        ‘(C) Notwithstanding section 101(f), an act or conviction that is waivable with respect to the petitioner for purposes of a determination of the petitioner’s admissibility under section 212(a) or deportability under section 237(a) shall not bar the Attorney General from finding the petitioner to be of good moral character under subparagraph (A)(iii), (A)(iv), (B)(ii), or (B)(iii) if the Attorney General finds that the act or conviction was connected to the alien’s having been battered or subjected to extreme cruelty.

        ‘(D)(i)(I) Any child who attains 21 years of age who has filed a petition under clause (iv) of section 204(a)(1)(A) that was filed or approved before the date on which the child attained 21 years of age shall be considered (if the child has not been admitted or approved for lawful permanent residence by the date the child attained 21 years of age) a petitioner for preference status under paragraph (1), (2), or (3) of section 203(a), whichever paragraph is applicable, with the same priority date assigned to the self-petition filed under clause (iv) of section 204(a)(1)(A). No new petition shall be required to be filed.

        ‘(II) Any individual described in subclause (I) is eligible for deferred action and work authorization.

        ‘(III) Any derivative child who attains 21 years of age who is included in a petition described in clause (ii) that was filed or approved before the date on which the child attained 21 years of age shall be considered (if the child has not been admitted or approved for lawful permanent residence by the date the child attained 21 years of age) a petitioner for preference status under paragraph (1), (2), or (3) of section 203(a), whichever paragraph is applicable, with the same priority date as that assigned to the petitioner in any petition described in clause (ii). No new petition shall be required to be filed.

        ‘(IV) Any individual described in subclause (III) and any derivative child of a petition described in clause (ii) is eligible for deferred action and work authorization.

        ‘(ii) The petition referred to in clause (i)(III) is a petition filed by an alien under subparagraph (A)(iii), (A)(iv), (B)(ii) or (B)(iii) in which the child is included as a derivative beneficiary.’; and

      (3) in subparagraph (J) (as so redesignated), by inserting ‘or in making determinations under subparagraphs (C) and (D),’ after ‘subparagraph (B),’.

    (e) ACCESS TO NATURALIZATION FOR DIVORCED VICTIMS OF ABUSE- Section 319(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1430(a)) is amended--

      (1) by inserting ‘, or any person who obtained status as a lawful permanent resident by reason of his or her status as a spouse or child of a United States citizen who battered him or her or subjected him or her to extreme cruelty,’ after ‘United States’ the first place such term appears; and

      (2) by inserting ‘(except in the case of a person who has been battered or subjected to extreme cruelty by a United States citizen spouse or parent)’ after ‘has been living in marital union with the citizen spouse’.

SEC. 504. IMPROVED ACCESS TO CANCELLATION OF REMOVAL AND SUSPENSION OF DEPORTATION UNDER THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT OF 1994.

    (a) CANCELLATION OF REMOVAL AND ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS FOR CERTAIN NONPERMANENT RESIDENTS- Section 240A(b)(2) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1229b(b)(2)) is amended to read as follows:

      ‘(2) SPECIAL RULE FOR BATTERED SPOUSE OR CHILD-

        ‘(A) AUTHORITY- The Attorney General may cancel removal of, and adjust to the status of an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence, an alien who is inadmissible or deportable from the United States if the alien demonstrates that--

          ‘(i)(I) the alien has been battered or subjected to extreme cruelty by a spouse or parent who is or was a United States citizen (or is the parent of a child of a United States citizen and the child has been battered or subjected to extreme cruelty by such citizen parent);

          ‘(II) the alien has been battered or subjected to extreme cruelty by a spouse or parent who is or was a lawful permanent resident (or is the parent of a child of an alien who is or was a lawful permanent resident and the child has been battered or subjected to extreme cruelty by such permanent resident parent); or

          ‘(III) the alien has been battered or subjected to extreme cruelty by a United States citizen or lawful permanent resident whom the alien intended to marry, but whose marriage is not legitimate because of that United States citizen’s or lawful permanent resident’s bigamy;

          ‘(ii) the alien has been physically present in the United States for a continuous period of not less than 3 years immediately preceding the date of such application, and the issuance of a charging document for removal proceedings shall not toll the 3-year period of continuous physical presence in the United States;

          ‘(iii) the alien has been a person of good moral character during such period, subject to the provisions of subparagraph (C);

          ‘(iv) the alien is not inadmissible under paragraph (2) or (3) of section 212(a), is not deportable under paragraphs (1)(G) or (2) through (4) of section 237(a) (except in a case described in section 237(a)(7) where the Attorney General exercises discretion to grant a waiver), and has not been convicted of an aggravated felony; and

          ‘(v) the removal would result in extreme hardship to the alien, the alien’s child, or the alien’s parent.

        ‘(B) PHYSICAL PRESENCE- Notwithstanding subsection (d)(2), for purposes of subparagraph (A)(i)(II) or for purposes of section 244(a)(3) (as in effect before the title III-A effective date in section 309 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996), an alien shall not be considered to have failed to maintain continuous physical presence by reason of an absence if the alien demonstrates a connection between the absence and the battering or extreme cruelty perpetrated against the alien. No absence or portion of an absence connected to the battering or extreme cruelty shall count toward the 90-day or 180-day limits established in subsection (d)(2). If any absence or aggregate absences exceed 180 days, the absences or portions of the absences will not be considered to break the period of continuous presence. Any such period of time excluded from the 180-day limit shall be excluded in computing the time during which the alien has been physically present for purposes of the 3-year requirement set forth in section 240A(b)(2)(B) and section 244(a)(3) (as in effect before the title III-A effective date in section 309 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996).

        ‘(C) GOOD MORAL CHARACTER- Notwithstanding section 101(f), an act or conviction that would be waivable with respect to the alien for purposes of a determination of the alien’s admissibility under section 212(a) or is waivable with respect to the alien for purposes of the alien’s deportability under section 237(a) shall not bar the Attorney General from finding the alien to be of good moral character under subparagraph (A)(i)(III) or section 244(a)(3) (as in effect before the title III-A effective date

in section 309 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996), if the Attorney General finds that the act or conviction was connected to the alien’s having been battered or subjected to extreme cruelty and determines that a waiver would be or is otherwise warranted.

        ‘(D) CREDIBLE EVIDENCE CONSIDERED- In acting on applications under this paragraph, the Attorney General shall consider any credible evidence relevant to the application. The determination of what evidence is credible and the weight to be given that evidence shall be within the sole discretion of the Attorney General.’.

    (b) CHILDREN OF BATTERED ALIENS AND PARENTS OF BATTERED ALIEN CHILDREN- Section 240A(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1229b(b)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

      ‘(4) CHILDREN OF BATTERED ALIENS AND PARENTS OF BATTERED ALIEN CHILDREN-

        ‘(A) IN GENERAL- The Attorney General shall grant parole under section 212(d)(5) to any alien who is a--

          ‘(i) child of an alien granted relief under section 240A(b)(2) or 244(a)(3) (as in effect before the title III-A effective date in section 309 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996); or

          ‘(ii) parent of a child alien granted relief under section 240A(b)(2) or 244(a)(3) (as in effect before the title III-A effective date in section 309 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996).

        ‘(B) DURATION OF PAROLE- The grant of parole shall extend from the time of the grant of relief under section 240A(b)(2) or section 244(a)(3) (as in effect before the title III-A effective date in section 309 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996) to the time the application for adjustment of status filed by aliens covered under this paragraph has been finally adjudicated. Applications for adjustment of status filed by aliens covered under this paragraph shall be treated as if they were applications filed under section 204(a)(1) (A)(iii), (A)(iv), (B)(ii), or (B)(iii) for purposes of section 245 (a) and (c). Failure by the alien granted relief under section 240A(b)(2) or section 244(a)(3) (as in effect before the title III-A effective date in section 309 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996) to exercise due diligence in filing a visa petition on behalf of an alien described in clause (i) or (ii) may result in revocation of parole.’.

    (c) EFFECTIVE DATE- Any individual who becomes eligible for relief by reason of the enactment of the amendments made by subsections (a) and (b), shall be eligible to file a motion to reopen pursuant to section 240(c)(6)(C)(iv). The amendments made by subsections (a) and (b) shall take effect as if included in the enactment of section 304 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-208; 110 Stat. 587). Such portions of the amendments made by subsection (b) that relate to section 244(a)(3) (as in effect before the title III-A effective date in section 309 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996) shall take effect as if included in subtitle G of title IV of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-322; 108 Stat. 1953 et seq.).

SEC. 505. OFFERING EQUAL ACCESS TO IMMIGRATION PROTECTIONS OF THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT OF 1994 FOR ALL QUALIFIED BATTERED IMMIGRANT SELF-PETITIONERS.

    (a) ELIMINATING CONNECTION BETWEEN BATTERY AND UNLAWFUL ENTRY- Section 212(a)(6)(A)(ii) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(6)(A)(ii)) is amended--

      (1) by striking subclause (I) and inserting the following:

            ‘(I) the alien qualifies for classification under subparagraph (A)(iii), (A)(iv), (B)(ii), or (B)(iii) of section 204(a)(i); and’;

      (2) in subclause (II), by striking ‘, and’ and inserting a period; and

      (3) by striking subclause (III).

    (b) ELIMINATING CONNECTION BETWEEN BATTERY AND VIOLATION OF THE TERMS OF AN IMMIGRANT VISA- Section 212(a)(9)(B)(iii)(IV) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(9)(B)(iii)(IV)) is amended by striking ‘who would be described in paragraph (6)(A)(ii)’ and all that follows before the period and inserting ‘who is described in paragraph (6)(A)(ii)’.

    (c) BATTERED IMMIGRANT WAIVER- Section 212(a)(9)(C)(ii) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(9)(C)(ii)) is amended by adding at the end the following: ‘The Attorney General in the Attorney General’s discretion may waive the provisions of section 212(a)(9)(C)(i) in the case of an alien to whom the Attorney General has granted classification under clause (iii), (iv), (v), or (vi) of section 204(a)(1)(A), or classification under clause (ii), (iii), or (iv) of section 204(a)(1)(B), in any case in which there is a connection between--

      ‘(1) the aliens having been battered or subjected to extreme cruelty; and

      ‘(2) the alien’s--

        ‘(A) removal;

        ‘(B) departure from the United States;

        ‘(C) reentry or reentries into the United States; or

        ‘(D) attempted reentry into the United States.

    (d) DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIM WAIVER-

      (1) WAIVER FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE- Section 237(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1227(a)) is amended by inserting at the end the following:

      ‘(7) WAIVER FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE-

        ‘(A) IN GENERAL- The Attorney General is not limited by the criminal court record and may waive the application of paragraph (2)(E)(i) (with respect to crimes of domestic violence and crimes of stalking) and (ii) in the case of an alien who has been battered or subjected to extreme cruelty and who is not and was not the primary perpetrator of violence in the relationship--

          ‘(i) upon a determination that--

            ‘(I) the alien was acting is self-defense;

            ‘(II) the alien was found to have violated a protection order intended to protect the alien; or

            ‘(III) the alien committed, was arrested for, was convicted of, or pled guilty to committing a crime--

‘(aa) that did not result in serious bodily injury; and

‘(bb) where there was a connection between the crime and the alien’s having been battered or subjected to extreme cruelty.

        ‘(B) CREDIBLE EVIDENCE CONSIDERED- In acting on applications under this paragraph, the Attorney General shall consider any credible evidence relevant to the application. The determination of what evidence is credible and the weight to be given that evidence shall be within the sole discretion of the Attorney General.’.

      (2) CONFORMING AMENDMENT- Section 240A(b)(1)(C) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1229b(b)(1)(C)) is amended by inserting ‘(except in a case described in section 237(a)(7) where the Attorney General exercises discretion to grant a waiver)’ after ‘237(a)(3)’.

    (e) MISREPRESENTATION WAIVERS FOR BATTERED SPOUSES OF UNITED STATES CITIZENS AND LAWFUL PERMANENT RESIDENTS-

      (1) WAIVER OF INADMISSIBILITY- Section 212(i)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1182(i)(1)) is amended by inserting before the period at the end the following: ‘or, in the case of an alien granted classification under clause (iii) or (iv) of section 204(a)(1)(A) or clause (ii) or (iii) of section 204(a)(1)(B), or who would otherwise qualify for relief under section 240A(b)(2) or under section 244(a)(3) (as in effect before the title III-A effective date in section 309 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996), the alien demonstrates extreme hardship to the alien or the alien’s United States citizen, lawful permanent resident, or qualified alien parent or child’.

      (2) WAIVER OF DEPORTABILITY- Section 237(a)(1)(H) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1227(a)(1)(H)) is amended--

        (A) in clause (i), by inserting ‘(I)’ after ‘(i)’;

        (B) by redesignating clause (ii) as subclause (II); and

        (C) by adding after clause (i) the following:

          ‘(ii) is an alien who qualifies for classification under clause (iii) or (iv) of section 204(a)(1)(A) or clause (ii) or (iii) of section 204(a)(1)(B), or who qualifies for relief under section 240A(b)(2) or under section 244(a)(3) (as in effect before the title III-A effective date in section 309 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996).’.

    (f) BATTERED IMMIGRANT WAIVER- Section 212(g)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1182(g)(1)) is amended--

      (1) in subparagraph (A), by striking ‘or’ at the end;

      (2) in subparagraph (B), by adding ‘or’ at the end; and

      (3) by inserting after subparagraph (B) the following:

        ‘(C) qualifies for classification under clause (iii) or (iv) of section 204(a)(1)(A) or classification under clause (ii) or (iii) of section 204(a)(1)(B), relief under section 240A(b)(2), or relief under section 244(a)(3) (as in effect before the title III-A effective date in section 309 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996);’.

    (g) WAIVERS FOR VAWA ELIGIBLE BATTERED IMMIGRANTS- Section 212(h)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1182(h)(1)) is amended--

      (1) in subparagraph (B), by striking ‘and’ and inserting ‘or’;

      (2) by adding at the end the following:

        ‘(C) the alien qualifies for classification under clause (iii) or (iv) of section 204(a)(1)(A), classification under clause (ii) or (iii) of section 204(a)(1)(B), relief under section 240A(b)(2) or relief under section 244(a)(3) (as in effect before the title III-A effective date in section 309 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996); and’.

    (h) PUBLIC CHARGE- Section 212 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1182) is amended by adding at the end the following:

    ‘(p) In determining whether an alien described in subsection (a)(4)(C)(i) is inadmissible under subsection (a)(4) or ineligible to receive an immigrant visa or otherwise to adjust to the status of permanent resident by reason of subsection (a)(4), the consular officer or the Attorney General shall not consider any benefits the alien may have received that were authorized under section 501 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1641(c)).’.

    (i) REPORT- Not later than 6 months after the date of enactment of this Act, the Attorney General shall submit a report to the Committees on the Judiciary of the Senate and the House of Representatives covering, with respect to the fiscal year 1997 and each fiscal year thereafter--

      (1) the policy and procedures of the Immigration and Naturalization Service under which an alien who has been battered or subjected to extreme cruelty who is eligible for suspension of deportation or cancellation of removal can request to be placed, and be placed, in deportation or removal proceedings so that such alien may apply for suspension of deportation or cancellation of removal;

      (2) the number of requests filed at each district office under this policy;

      (3) the number of these requests granted reported separately for each district; and

      (4) the average length of time at each Immigration and Naturalization office between the date that an alien who has been subject to battering or extreme cruelty eligible for suspension of deportation or cancellation of removal requests to be placed in deportation or removal proceedings and the date that the immigrant appears before an immigration judge to file an application for suspension of deportation or cancellation of removal.

SEC. 506. RESTORING IMMIGRATION PROTECTIONS UNDER THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT OF 1994.

    (a) REMOVING BARRIERS TO ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE-

      (1) IMMIGRATION AMENDMENTS- Section 245 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1255) is amended--

        (A) in subsection (a), by inserting ‘or the status of any other alien having an approved petition for classification under subparagraph (A)(iii), (A)(iv), (B)(ii), or (B)(iii) of section 204(a)(1) or’ after ‘into the United States.’; and

        (B) in subsection (c), by striking ‘Subsection (a) shall not be applicable to’ and inserting the following: ‘Other than an alien having an approved petition for classification under subparagraph (A)(iii), (A)(iv), (A)(v), (A)(vi), (B)(ii), (B)(iii), or B(iv) of section 204(a)(1), subsection (a) shall not be applicable to’.

      (2) EFFECTIVE DATE- The amendments made by paragraph (1) shall apply to applications for adjustment of status pending on or made on or after January 14, 1998.

    (b) REMOVING BARRIERS TO CANCELLATION OF REMOVAL AND SUSPENSION OF DEPORTATION FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE-

      (1) NOT TREATING SERVICE OF NOTICE AS TERMINATING CONTINUOUS PERIOD- Section 240A(d)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1229b(d)(1)) is amended by striking ‘when the alien is served a notice to appear under section 239(a) or’ and inserting ‘(A) except in the case of an alien who applies for cancellation of removal under subsection (b)(2) when the alien is served a notice to appear under section 239(a), or (B)’.

      (2) EXEMPTION FROM ANNUAL LIMITATION ON CANCELLATION OF REMOVAL FOR BATTERED SPOUSE OR CHILD- Section 240A(e)(3) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1229b(e)(3)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

        ‘(C) Aliens in removal proceedings who applied for cancellation of removal under subsection (b)(2).’.

      (3) EFFECTIVE DATE- The amendments made by paragraphs (1) and (2) shall take effect as if included in the enactment of section 304 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-208; 110 Stat. 587).

      (4) MODIFICATION OF CERTAIN TRANSITION RULES FOR BATTERED SPOUSE OR CHILD- Section 309(c)(5)(C) of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1101 note) is amended--

        (A) by striking the subparagraph heading and inserting the following:

        ‘(C) SPECIAL RULE FOR CERTAIN ALIENS GRANTED TEMPORARY PROTECTION FROM DEPORTATION AND FOR BATTERED SPOUSES AND CHILDREN- ’; and

        (B) in clause (i)--

          (i) in subclause (IV), by striking ‘or’ at the end;

          (ii) in subclause (V), by striking the period at the end and inserting ‘; or’; and

          (iii) by adding at the end the following:

            ‘(VI) is an alien who was issued an order to show cause or was in deportation proceedings before April 1, 1997, and who applied for suspension of deportation under section 244(a)(3) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (as in effect before the date of the enactment of this Act).’.

      (5) EFFECTIVE DATE- The amendments made by paragraph (4) shall take effect as if included in the enactment of section 309 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1101 note).

    (c) ELIMINATING TIME LIMITATIONS ON MOTIONS TO REOPEN REMOVAL AND DEPORTATION PROCEEDINGS FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE-

      (1) REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS-

        (A) IN GENERAL- Section 240(c)(6)(C) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1229a(c)(6)(C)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

          ‘(iv) SPECIAL RULE FOR BATTERED SPOUSES AND CHILDREN- There is no time limit on the filing of a motion to reopen, and the deadline specified in subsection (b)(5)(C) for filing such a motion does not apply--

            ‘(I) if the basis for the motion is to apply for relief under clause (iii) or (iv) of section 204(a)(1)(A), clause (ii) or (iii) of section 204(a)(1)(B), or section 240A(b)(2); and

            ‘(II) if the motion is accompanied by a cancellation of removal application to be filed with the Attorney General or by a copy of the self-petition that has been or will be filed with the Immigration and Naturalization Service upon the granting of the motion to reopen.’.

        (B) EFFECTIVE DATE- The amendment made by subparagraph (A) shall take effect as if included in the enactment of section 304 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1229-1229c).

      (2) DEPORTATION PROCEEDINGS-

        (A) IN GENERAL- Notwithstanding any limitation imposed by law on motions to reopen or rescind deportation proceedings under the Immigration and Nationality Act (as in effect before the title III-A effective date in section 309 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1101 note)), there is no time limit on the filing of a motion to reopen such proceedings, and the deadline specified in section 242B(c)(3) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (as so in effect) (8 U.S.C. 1252b(c)(3)) does not apply--

          (i) if the basis of the motion is to apply for relief under clause (iii) or (iv) of section 204(a)(1)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1154(a)(1)(A)), clause (ii) or (iii) of section 204(a)(1)(B) of such Act (8 U.S.C. 1154(a)(1)(B)), or section 244(a)(3) of such Act (as so in effect) (8 U.S.C. 1254(a)(3)); and

          (ii) if the motion is accompanied by a suspension of deportation application to be filed with the Attorney General or by a copy of the self-petition that will be filed with the Immigration and Naturalization Service upon the granting of the motion to reopen.

        (B) APPLICABILITY- Subparagraph (A) shall apply to motions filed by aliens who--

          (i) are, or were, in deportation proceedings under the Immigration and Nationality Act (as in effect before the title III-A effective date in section 309 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1101 note)); and

          (ii) have become eligible to apply for relief under clause (iii) or (iv) of section 204(a)(1)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1154(a)(1)(A)), clause (ii) or (iii) of section 204(a)(1)(B) of such Act (8 U.S.C. 1154(a)(1)(B)), or section 244(a)(3) of such Act (as in effect before the title III-A effective date in section 309 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1101 note)) as a result of the amendments made by--

            (I) subtitle G of title IV of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-322; 108 Stat. 1953 et seq.); or

            (II) this title.

SEC. 507. REMEDYING PROBLEMS WITH IMPLEMENTATION OF THE IMMIGRATION PROVISIONS OF THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT OF 1994.

    (a) EFFECT OF CHANGES IN ABUSERS’ CITIZENSHIP STATUS ON SELF-PETITION-

      (1) RECLASSIFICATION- Section 204(a)(1)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1154(a)(1)(A)) (as amended by section 503(b)(3) of this title) is amended by adding at the end the following:

    ‘(vi) For the purposes of any petition filed under clause (iii) or (iv), the denaturalization, loss or renunciation of citizenship, death of the abuser, divorce, or changes to the abuser’s citizenship status after filing of the petition shall not adversely affect the approval of the petition, and for approved petitions shall not preclude the classification of the eligible self-petitioning spouse or child as an immediate relative or affect the alien’s ability to adjust status under subsections (a) and (c) of section 245 or obtain status as a lawful permanent resident based on the approved self-petition under such clauses.’.

      (2) LOSS OF STATUS- Section 204(a)(1)(B) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1154(a)(1)(B)) (as amended by section 503(c)(4) of this title) is amended by adding at the end the following:

    ‘(v)(I) For the purposes of any petition filed or approved under clause (ii) or (iii), divorce, or the loss of lawful permanent resident status by a spouse or parent after the filing of a petition under that clause shall not adversely affect approval of the petition, and, for an approved petition, shall not affect the alien’s ability to adjust status under subsections (a) and (c) of section 245 or obtain status as a lawful permanent resident based on an approved self-petition under clause (ii) or (iii).

    ‘(II) Upon the lawful permanent resident spouse or parent becoming or establishing the existence of United States citizenship through naturalization, acquisition of citizenship, or other means, any petition filed with the Immigration and Naturalization Service and pending or approved under clause (ii) or (iii) on behalf of an alien who has been battered or subjected to extreme cruelty shall be deemed reclassified as a petition filed under subparagraph (A) even if the acquisition of citizenship occurs after divorce or termination of parental rights.’.

      (3) DEFINITION OF IMMEDIATE RELATIVES- Section 201(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1154(b)(2)(A)(i)) is amended by adding at the end the following: ‘For purposes of this clause, an alien who has filed a petition under clause (iii) or (iv) of section 204(a)(1)(A) of this Act remains an immediate relative in the event that the United States citizen spouse or parent loses United States citizenship on account of the abuse.’.

    (b) ALLOWING REMARRIAGE OF BATTERED IMMIGRANTS- Section 204(h) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1154(h)) is amended by adding at the end the following: ‘Remarriage of an alien whose petition was approved under section 204(a)(1)(B)(ii) or 204(a)(1)(A)(iii) or marriage of an alien described in section 204(a)(1)(A) (iv) or (vi) or 204(a)(1)(B)(iii) shall not be the basis for revocation of a petition approval under section 205.’.

SEC. 508. TECHNICAL CORRECTION TO QUALIFIED ALIEN DEFINITION FOR BATTERED IMMIGRANTS.

    Section 431(c)(1)(B)(iii) of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1641(c)(1)(B)(iii)) is amended to read as follows:

          ‘(iii) suspension of deportation under section 244(a)(3) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (as in effect before the title III-A effective date in section 309 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996).’.

SEC. 509. ACCESS TO CUBAN ADJUSTMENT ACT FOR BATTERED IMMIGRANT SPOUSES AND CHILDREN.

    (a) IN GENERAL- The last sentence of the first section of Public Law 89-732 (November 2, 1966; 8 U.S.C. 1255 note) is amended by striking the period at the end and inserting the following: ‘, except that such spouse or child who has been battered or subjected to extreme cruelty may adjust to permanent resident status under this

Act without demonstrating that he or she is residing with the Cuban spouse or parent in the United States. In acting on applications under this section with respect to spouses or children who have been battered or subjected to extreme cruelty, the Attorney General shall apply the provisions of section 204(a)(1)(H).’.

    (b) EFFECTIVE DATE- The amendment made by subsection (a) shall be effective as if included in subtitle G of title IV of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-322; 108 Stat. 1953 et seq.).

SEC. 510. ACCESS TO THE NICARAGUAN ADJUSTMENT AND CENTRAL AMERICAN RELIEF ACT FOR BATTERED SPOUSES AND CHILDREN.

    Section 309(c)(5)(C) of the Illegal Immigration and Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (division C of Public Law 104-208; 8 U.S.C. 1101 note) is amended--

      (1) in clause (i)--

        (A) by striking ‘For purposes’ and inserting ‘Subject to clauses (ii), (iii), and (iv), for purposes’;

        (B) by striking ‘or’ at the end of subclause (IV);

        (C) by striking the period at the end of subclause (V) and inserting ‘; or’; and

        (D) by adding at the end the following:

            ‘(VI) is at the time of filing of an application under subclause (I), (II), (V), or (VI) the spouse or child of an individual described in subclause (I), (II), or (V) and the spouse, child, or child of the spouse has been battered or subjected to extreme cruelty by the individual described in subclause (I), (II), or (V).’; and

      (2) by adding at the end the following:

          ‘(iii) CONSIDERATION OF PETITIONS- In acting on a petition filed under subclause (VI) or (VII) of clause (i) the provisions set forth in section 204(a)(1)(H) shall apply.

          ‘(iv) RESIDENCE WITH SPOUSE OR PARENT NOT REQUIRED- For purposes of the application of subclauses (VI) and (VII) of clause (i), a spouse or child shall not be required to demonstrate that he or she is residing with the spouse or parent in the United States.’.

SEC. 511. ACCESS TO THE HAITIAN REFUGEE FAIRNESS ACT OF 1998 FOR BATTERED SPOUSES AND CHILDREN.

    (a) IN GENERAL- Section 902(d)(1)(B) of the Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act of 1998 (division A of section 101(h) of Public Law 105-277; 112 Stat. 2681-538) is amended to read as follows:

        ‘(B)(i) the alien is the spouse or child of an alien whose status is adjusted to that of an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence under subsection (a);

        ‘(ii) at the time of filing or the application for adjustment under subsection (a) of this subsection the alien is the spouse or child of an alien whose status is adjusted to that of an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence under subsection (a) and the spouse, child, or child of the spouse has been battered or subjected to extreme cruelty by the individual described in subsection (a); and

        ‘(iii) in acting on applications under this section with respect to spouses or children who have been battered or subjected to extreme cruelty, the Attorney General shall apply the provisions of section 204(a)(1)(H).’.

    (b) RESIDENCE WITH SPOUSE OR PARENT NOT REQUIRED- Section 902(d) of such Act is amended--

      (1) in paragraph (1), by striking ‘The status’ and inserting ‘Subject to paragraphs (2) and (3), the status’; and

      (2) by adding at the end the following:

      ‘(3) RESIDENCE WITH SPOUSE OR PARENT NOT REQUIRED- A spouse, or child may adjust to permanent resident status under paragraph (1) without demonstrating that he or she is residing with the spouse or parent in the United States.’.

SEC. 512. ACCESS TO SERVICES AND LEGAL REPRESENTATION FOR BATTERED IMMIGRANTS.

    (a) LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PROSECUTION GRANTS- Section 2001(b) of part T of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796gg(b)) is amended--

      (1) in paragraph (1), by inserting ‘, immigration and asylum officers, immigration judges,’ after ‘law enforcement officers’;

      (2) in paragraph (8) (as amended by section 209(c) of this Act), by striking ‘and’ at the end;

      (3) in paragraph (9) (as added by section 209(c) of this Act), by striking the period at the end and inserting ‘; and’; and

      (4) by adding at the end the following:

      ‘(10) providing assistance to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in immigration matters.’.

    (b) GRANTS TO ENCOURAGE ARRESTS- Section 2101(b)(5) of part U of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796hh(b)(5)) is amended by inserting before the period the following: ‘, including strengthening assistance to domestic violence victims in immigration matters’.

    (c) RURAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND CHILD ABUSE ENFORCEMENT GRANTS- Section 40295(a)(2) of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-322; 108 Stat. 1953; 42 U.S.C. 13971(a)(2)) is amended to read as follows:

      ‘(2) to provide treatment, counseling, and assistance to victims of domestic violence and child abuse, including in immigration matters; and’.

    (d) CAMPUS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE GRANTS- Section 826(b)(5) of the Higher Education Amendments of 1998 (Public Law 105-244; 20 U.S.C. 1152) is amended by inserting before the period at the end the following: ‘, including assistance to victims in immigration matters’.

TITLE VI--EXTENSION OF VIOLENT CRIME REDUCTION TRUST FUND

SEC. 601. EXTENSION OF VIOLENT CRIME REDUCTION TRUST FUND.

    (a) IN GENERAL- Section 310001(b) of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 14211) is amended by striking paragraphs (1) through (5) and inserting the following:

      ‘(1) for fiscal year 2001, $6,025,000,000;

      ‘(2) for fiscal year 2002, $6,169,000,000;

      ‘(3) for fiscal year 2003, $6,316,000,000;

      ‘(4) for fiscal year 2004, $6,458,000,000; and

      ‘(5) for fiscal year 2005, $6,616,000,000.’.

    (b) DISCRETIONARY LIMITS- Title XXXI of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 14211 et seq.) is amended by inserting after section 310001 the following:

‘SEC. 310002. DISCRETIONARY LIMITS.

    ‘For the purposes of allocations made for the discretionary category under section 302(a) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 (2 U.S.C. 633(a)), the term ‘discretionary spending limit’ means--

      ‘(1) with respect to fiscal year 2001--

        ‘(A) for the discretionary category, amounts of budget authority and outlays necessary to adjust the discretionary spending limits to reflect the changes in subparagraph (B) as determined by the Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the House of Representatives and the Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate; and

        ‘(B) for the violent crime reduction category, $6,025,000,000 in new budget authority and $5,718,000,000 in outlays;

      ‘(2) with respect to fiscal year 2002--

        ‘(A) for the discretionary category, amounts of budget authority and outlays necessary to adjust the discretionary spending limits to reflect the changes in subparagraph (B) as determined by the Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the House of Representatives and the Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate; and

        ‘(B) for the violent crime reduction category, $6,169,000,000 in new budget authority and $6,020,000,000 in outlays;

      ‘(3) with respect to fiscal year 2003--

        ‘(A) for the discretionary category, amounts of budget authority and outlays necessary to adjust the discretionary spending limits to reflect the changes in subparagraph (B) as determined by the Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the House of Representatives and the Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate; and

        ‘(B) for the violent crime reduction category, $6,316,000,000 in new budget authority and $6,161,000,000 in outlays;

      ‘(4) with respect to fiscal year 2004--

        ‘(A) for the discretionary category, amounts of budget authority and outlays necessary to adjust the discretionary spending limits to reflect the changes in subparagraph (B) as determined by the Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the House of Representatives and the Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate; and

        ‘(B) for the violent crime reduction category, $6,459,000,000 in new budget authority and $6,303,000,000 in outlays; and

      ‘(5) with respect to fiscal year 2005--

        ‘(A) for the discretionary category, amounts of budget authority and outlays necessary to adjust the discretionary spending limits to reflect the changes in subparagraph (B) as determined by the Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the House of Representatives and the Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the Senate; and

        ‘(B) for the violent crime reduction category, $6,616,000 in new budget authority and $6,452,000,000 in outlays;

      as adjusted in accordance with section 251(b) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (2 U.S.C. 901(b)) and section 314 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974.’.

Calendar No. 676

106th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 2787

A BILL

To reauthorize the Federal programs to prevent violence against women, and for other purposes.


July 12, 2000

Reported without amendment