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Text of the Hands Off Our Kids Act of 2001

This bill was introduced on May 15, 2001, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of May 15, 2001 (Introduced).

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HR 1847 IH

107th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1847

To require the Attorney General to identify organizations that recruit juveniles to participate in violent and illegal activities related to the environment or to animal rights; and to amend the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 to provide assistance to States to carry out activities to prevent the participation of juveniles in such activities.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 15, 2001

Mr. GRUCCI introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To require the Attorney General to identify organizations that recruit juveniles to participate in violent and illegal activities related to the environment or to animal rights; and to amend the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 to provide assistance to States to carry out activities to prevent the participation of juveniles in such activities.

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

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Hands Off Our Kids Act of 2001’.

SEC. 2. IDENTIFICATION OF ORGANIZATIONS THAT RECRUIT JUVENILES TO ENGAGE IN CERTAIN VIOLENT AND ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES.

    The Attorney General shall establish and implement a policy within the Department of Justice to identify organizations that recruit individuals in the United States who are less than 18 years of age to participate in violent and illegal activities related to the environment, to animal rights, or to any other matter the Attorney General considers to be appropriate.

SEC. 3. AMENDMENTS.

    Section 223(a)(10) of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5633(a)(10)) is amended--

      (1) in subparagraph (N) by striking ‘and’ at the end,

      (2) in subparagraph (O) by striking the period at the end and inserting ‘; and’, and

      (3) by adding at the end the following:

        ‘(P) programs to be carried out through local education agencies (as defined in section 14101 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 8801) designed--

          ‘(i) to educate juveniles about organizations that recruit juveniles to participate in violent and illegal activities to advance a particular cause; and

          ‘(ii) to combat participation by juveniles in such activities.’.

SEC. 3. EFFECTIVE DATE.

    This Act and the amendments made by this Act shall take effect on the 1st day of the 1st fiscal year beginning after the date of the enactment of this Act.