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H.R. 1690 (113th): Child Protection Act of 2013

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To amend title 18, United States Code, to remove knowledge of age as an element of the offense for the sex trafficking of children or by force, fraud, or coercion.

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Sponsor and status

Juan Vargas

Sponsor. Representative for California's 51st congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 23, 2013
Length: 2 pages
Apr 23, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 23, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


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What legislators are saying

Rep. Vargas Hosts Briefing on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
    — Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51] (Sponsor) on Nov 22, 2013

Fitzpatrick: Advancing Victims Rights Critical Year-round
    — Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick [R-PA8, 2011-2016] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 7, 2014

Rep. Vargas Hosts Briefing on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children to Raise Awareness of Epidemic
    — Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51] (Sponsor) on Sep 19, 2013

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Apr 23, 2013

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 1690 (113th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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