S. 1792 (112th): Strengthening Investigations of Sex Offenders and Missing Children Act of 2011


Nov 2, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on December 17, 2012 but was never passed by the House.


Sheldon Whitehouse

Senator from Rhode Island



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Last Updated: Dec 18, 2012
Length: 2 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to clarify the authority of the United States Marshal Service to assist other Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies in the investigation of cases involving sex offenders and missing children.

Summary (CRS)

Strengthening Investigations of Sex Offenders and Missing Children Act of 2011 - Amends the federal judicial code to authorize the United States Marshals Service to investigate, at the request of ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Nov 2, 2011

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Dec 1, 2011
Reported by Committee

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Dec 17, 2012
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1792”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


6 cosponsors (5D, 1R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 671 (Related)
Finding Fugitive Sex Offenders Act of 2011

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Dec 1, 2011

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