H.R. 2772: Rape Survivor Child Custody Act

Introduced:
Jul 22, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee on Jul 22, 2013
Prognosis
16% chance of being enacted
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Introduced
Jul 22, 2013
Reported by Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by the President
 
Sponsor
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Representative for Florida's 23rd congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jul 22, 2013
Length
6 pages
 
Full Title

To direct the Attorney General to make grants to States that have in place laws that terminate the parental rights of men who father children through rape.

Summary

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Prognosis

60% chance of getting past committee.
16% chance of being enacted.

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

Cosponsors
52 cosponsors (38D, 14R) (show)
Committees

House Judiciary

Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

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7/22/2013--Introduced.
Rape Survivor Child Custody Act - Directs the Attorney General to make grants to states that have in place a law that allows the mother of any child that was conceived through rape to seek court-ordered termination of the parental rights of her rapist with regard to that child, which the court shall grant upon clear and convincing evidence of rape.
Limits such a grant to: (1) an amount that is not greater than 10% of the average of the total funding of the 3 most recent awards a state received under the STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program and the Sexual Assault Services Program; and (2) a 1-year term, subject to renewal for not more than 3 additional years.
Requires a state that receives such a grant to use: (1) 25% of grant funds for permissible uses under the STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program, and (2) 75% of funds for permissible uses under the Sexual Assault Services Program.

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