H.R. 1940 (112th): International Child Abduction Prevention and Return Act of 2011

Introduced:

May 23, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 27, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Sponsor:

Christopher “Chris” Smith

Representative for New Jersey's 4th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: May 23, 2011
Length: 50 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To ensure compliance with the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction by countries with which the United States enjoys reciprocal obligations, to establish procedures for the prompt return of children abducted to other countries, and for other purposes.

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History

May 23, 2011
 
Introduced

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Mar 27, 2012
 
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