H.R. 2870 (112th): Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act of 2011

Sep 08, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
James Sensenbrenner Jr.
Representative for Wisconsin's 5th congressional district
Read Text »
Last Updated
Sep 08, 2011
3 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 3796 (Related)
Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act of 2012

Passed House
Last Action: Aug 01, 2012


This bill was introduced on September 8, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Sep 08, 2011
Referred to Committee Sep 08, 2011
Full Title

To reauthorize certain programs established by the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006.


No summaries available.

8 cosponsors (7R, 1D) (show)

House Judiciary

Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

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

Primary Source

THOMAS.gov (The Library of Congress)

GovTrack gets most information from THOMAS, which is updated generally one day after events occur. Activity since the last update may not be reflected here. Data comes via the congress project.


Get a bill status widget for your website »


Click a format for a citation suggestion:


H.R. stands for House of Representatives bill.

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

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.

GovTrack’s Bill Summary

We don’t have a summary available yet.

Library of Congress Summary

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.

Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act of 2011 - Amends the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 to authorize appropriations through 2016 for: (1) the Sex Offender Management Assistance (SOMA) program, (2) the Jessica Lunsford address verification grant program, (3) federal assistance to states in locating and apprehending sex offenders who violate sex offender registration requirements, and (4) additional attorneys to prosecute offenses relating to the sexual exploitation of children.
Amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to authorize appropriations through FY2016 for juvenile sex offender treatment grants.
Amends the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 to eliminate funding for the Attorney General to develop training programs to assist probation and parole officers and other personnel who work with released sex offenders in case management, supervision, and relapse prevention.

House Republican Conference Summary

The summary below was written by the House Republican Conference, which is the caucus of Republicans in the House of Representatives.

No summary available.

House Democratic Caucus Summary

The House Democratic Caucus does not provide summaries of bills.

So, yes, we display the House Republican Conference’s summaries when available even if we do not have a Democratic summary available. That’s because we feel it is better to give you as much information as possible, even if we cannot provide every viewpoint.

We’ll be looking for a source of summaries from the other side in the meanwhile.

Use the comment space below for discussion of the merits of H.R. 2870 (112th) with other GovTrack users.
Your comments are not read by Congressional staff.

comments powered by Disqus