S. 671 (112th): Finding Fugitive Sex Offenders Act of 2011

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Mar 29, 2011 (Introduced).

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1st Session

S. 671


March 29, 2011

(for himself, Mr. Blumenthal, Mr. Hatch, Ms. Klobuchar, Mr. Grassley, Mr. Whitehouse, Mr. Cornyn, Mr. Kyl, Mr. Graham, Mr. Lee, Ms. Collins, Mr. Thune, Mr. Coburn, Mr. Burr, and Mr. Chambliss) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


To authorize the United States Marshals Service to issue administrative subpoenas in investigations relating to unregistered sex offenders.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Finding Fugitive Sex Offenders Act of 2011.


Subpoena authority for the United States Marshals Service

Section 566(e)(1) of title 28, United States Code, is amended—


in subparagraph (A), by striking and at the end;


in subparagraph (B), by striking the period at the end and inserting ; and; and


by adding at the end the following:


issue administrative subpoenas in accordance with section 3486 of title 18 solely for the purpose of investigating unregistered sex offenders (as that term is defined in section 3486 of title 18).



Conforming amendment to administrative subpoena statute


In general

Section 3486(a)(1) of title 18, United States Code, is amended—


in subparagraph (A)—


in clause (i)(II), by striking or at the end;


by redesignating clause (ii) as clause (iii); and


by inserting after clause (i) the following:


an unregistered sex offender conducted by the United States Marshals Service, the Director of the United States Marshals Service; or

; and


by striking subparagraph (D) and inserting the following:


As used in this paragraph—


the term Federal offense involving the sexual exploitation or abuse of children means an offense under section 1201, 1591, 2241(c), 2242, 2243, 2251, 2251A, 2252, 2252A, 2260, 2421, 2422, or 2423, in which the victim is an individual who has not attained the age of 18 years; and


the term sex offender means an individual required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (42 U.S.C. 16901 et seq.).



Technical and conforming amendments

Section 3486(a) of title 18, United States Code, is amended—


in paragraph (6)(A), by striking United State and inserting United States;


in paragraph (9), by striking or (1)(A)(ii) and inserting or (1)(A)(iii); and


in paragraph (10), by striking paragraph (1)(A)(ii) and inserting paragraph (1)(A)(iii).