H.R. 3486 (112th): SOS Child Abuse Act

Nov 18, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Karen Bass
Representative for California's 33rd congressional district
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Nov 18, 2011
2 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 3617 (Related)
See Something, Say Something Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 08, 2011


This bill was introduced on November 18, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Nov 18, 2011
Referred to Committee Nov 18, 2011
Full Title

To amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to require States receiving funds under section 106 of such Act to have in effect a State law providing for a criminal penalty on an individual who fails to report witnessing another individual engaging in sexual abuse of a child.


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29 cosponsors (23D, 6R) (show)

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Speak Out to Stop Child Abuse Act or SOS Child Abuse Act - Amends the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to require the state plan under a grant from the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) for child abuse and neglect prevention and treatment programs to contain an assurance in the form of a certification by the state governor that the state has in effect and is enforcing a state law prescribing a criminal penalty against an individual age 18 or older who fails to report to a state or local law enforcement official or child protective services that the individual has witnessed another individual in the state engaging in sexual abuse of a child.

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