skip to main content
React to this bill with an emoji:
Save your position on this bill bill on a six-point scale from strongly oppose to strongly support:

S. 342 (108th): Keeping Children and Families Safe Act of 2003

A bill to amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to make improvements to and reauthorize programs under that Act, and for other purposes.

Overview

Introduced:

Feb 11, 2003
108th Congress, 2003–2004

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jun 25, 2003

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on June 25, 2003.

Law:

Pub.L. 108-36

Sponsor:

Judd Gregg

Senator from New Hampshire

Republican

Text:

Read Text »
Last Updated: Jun 19, 2003
Length: 32 pages

History

Feb 11, 2003
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Feb 12, 2003
 
Ordered Reported

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

Mar 19, 2003
 
Passed Senate (House next)

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

Mar 26, 2003
 
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

Mar 26, 2003
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the House with an Amendment.

Jun 17, 2003
 
Conference Report Agreed to by House (Senate next)

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

Jun 19, 2003
 
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Jun 25, 2003
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 342 (108th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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

This bill was introduced in the 108th Congress, which met from Jan 7, 2003 to Dec 9, 2004. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

How to cite this information.

We recommend the following MLA-formatted citation when using the information you see here in academic work:

“S. 342 — 108th Congress: Keeping Children and Families Safe Act of 2003.” www.GovTrack.us. 2003. October 20, 2017 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/108/s342>

Where is this information from?

GovTrack automatically collects legislative information from a variety of governmental and non-governmental sources. This page is sourced primarily from Congress.gov, the official portal of the United States Congress. Congress.gov is generally updated one day after events occur, and so legislative activity shown here may be one day behind. Data via the congress project.