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

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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Nov 18, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

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


Karen Bass

Representative for California's 33rd congressional district



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Nov 18, 2011

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