H.R. 6655 (112th): Protect our Kids Act of 2012

Introduced:
Dec 13, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Signed by the President
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 112-275.
Sponsor
Lloyd Doggett
Representative for Texas's 25th congressional district
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
Jan 03, 2013
Length
6 pages
Related Bills
S. 3705 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 21, 2012

H.R. 3653 (Related)
Protect our Kids Act of 2011

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 13, 2011

 
Status

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 14, 2013.

Progress
Introduced Dec 13, 2012
Referred to Committee Dec 13, 2012
Passed House Dec 19, 2012
Passed Senate Jan 02, 2013
Signed by the President Jan 14, 2013
 
Full Title

To establish a commission to develop a national strategy and recommendations for reducing fatalities resulting from child abuse and neglect.

Summary

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Votes
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass
Dec 19, 2012 4:59 p.m.
Passed 330/77

Cosponsors
17 cosponsors (9D, 8R) (show)
Committees

House Ways and Means

Senate Finance

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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Library of Congress Summary

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1/14/2013--Public Law.
Protect Our Kids Act of 2012 - Establishes the Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities to:
(1) study the use of child protective services and child welfare services under titles IV and XX (Block Grants to States for Social Services) of the Social Security Act (SSA) to reduce fatalities from child abuse and neglect;
(2) develop recommendations to reduce such fatalities for federal, state, and local agencies, and private sector and nonprofit organizations, including recommendations to implement a comprehensive national strategy for such purpose; and
(3) develop guidelines for the type of information that should be tracked to improve interventions to prevent such fatalities.
Requires any federal agency affected by a recommendation to report to Congress its response and plans to address it.
Amends SSA title IV part A (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) (TANF) to make an adjustment to the Contingency Fund for State Welfare Programs with respect to deposits for FY2013-FY2014, reserving a specified amount for Commission activities.

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