H.R. 1311: Kilah Davenport Child Protection Act of 2013

Mar 21, 2013
Referred to Committee
1% chance of being enacted
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Robert Pittenger
Representative for North Carolina's 9th congressional district
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Mar 21, 2013
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This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on March 21, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced Mar 21, 2013
Referred to Committee Mar 21, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...

5% chance of getting past committee.
1% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

Full Title

To prohibit certain grants under the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to States that do not provide for certain minimal terms of imprisonment for certain child abusers, and for other purposes.


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14 cosponsors (11R, 3D) (show)

House Education and the Workforce

Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education

House Judiciary

Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

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Kilah Davenport Child Protection Act of 2013 - Prohibits the Secretary of Health and Human Services from making grants to a state for specified child abuse or neglect prevention and treatment programs until the state's laws provide for a criminal punishment, including a prison term of at least 3,800 days, for any individual who:
(1) is a parent or any other individual providing care to or supervision of a child under age 16; and
(2) intentionally inflicts on that child any serious bodily injury, or commits an assault upon that child which results in any serious bodily injury or permanent or protracted loss or impairment of any of the child's mental or emotional function.
Amends the federal criminal code to subject to penalties for domestic assault by an habital offender any person who commits three or more assaults, acts of sexual abuse, or serious violent felonies against a child of the person or in the person's care.

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