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H.R. 3092 (113th): E. Clay Shaw, Jr. Missing Children’s Assistance Reauthorization Act of 2013

The text of the bill below is as of Sep 12, 2013 (Introduced).


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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3092

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 12, 2013

(for himself, Mr. Kline, and Mr. Walberg) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce

A BILL

To amend the Missing Children’s Assistance Act, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Missing Children’s Assistance Reauthorization Act of 2013 .

2.

Special rule

Whenever the term title is used for the purposes of this Act it shall be replaced with the term Act.

3.

Amendments

(a)

Findings

Section 402 of the Missing Children’s Assistance Act ( 42 U.S.C. 5771 ) is amended—

(1)

by redesignating paragraphs (3) through (9) as paragraphs (4) through (10), respectively, and

(2)

by inserting after paragraph (2) the following:

(3)

many missing children are runaways;

.

(b)

Duties and functions of Administrator

Section 404 of the Missing Children’s Assistance Act ( 42 U.S.C. 5773 ) is amended—

(1)

in subsection (a)

(A)

in paragraph (5)

(i)

by striking Representatives, and and inserting Representatives, the Committee on Education and the Workforce of the House of Representatives,, and

(ii)

by inserting , and the Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate after Senate,

(B)

by redesignating paragraphs (4) and (5) as (5) and (6), respectively, and

(C)

by inserting after paragraph (3) the following:

(4)

coordinate with the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness to ensure that homeless services professionals are aware of educational resources and assistance provided by the Center regarding child sexual exploitation;

,

(2)

in subsection (b)

(A)

in paragraph (1)

(i)

in subparagraph (C)

(I)

by striking and after governments,, and

(II)

by inserting State and local educational agencies, after agencies,,

(ii)

in subparagraph (R) by striking and at the end,

(iii)

in subparagraph (S) by striking the period at the end and inserting a semicolon, and

(iv)

by adding at the end the following:

(T)

provide technical assistance and training to State and local law enforcement agencies and statewide clearinghouses to coordinate with State and local educational agencies in identifying and recovering missing children;

(U)

assist the efforts of law enforcement agencies in coordinating with child welfare agencies to respond to foster children missing from the State welfare system; and

(V)

provide technical assistance to law enforcement agencies and first responders in identifying, locating, and recovering victims of, and children at risk for, child sex trafficking.

, and

(B)

by amending paragraph (2) to read as follows:

(2)

Limitation

(A)

In general

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no Federal funds may be used to pay the compensation of an individual employed by the Center if such compensation, as determined at the beginning of each grant year, exceeds 110 percent of the maximum annual salary payable to a member of the Federal Government’s Senior Executive Service (SES) for that year. The Center may compensate an employee at a higher rate provided the amount in excess of this limitation is paid with non-Federal funds.

(B)

Definition of compensation

For the purpose of this paragraph, the term compensation

(i)

includes salary, bonuses, periodic payments, severance pay, the value of a compensatory or paid leave benefit not excluded by clause (ii), and the fair market value of any employee perquisite or benefit not excluded by clause (ii); and

(ii)

excludes any Center expenditure for health, medical, or life insurance, or disability or retirement pay, including pensions benefits.

,

(3)

in subsection (c)(1)

(A)

by striking periodically and inserting triennially, and

(B)

by striking kidnapings and inserting kidnappings, and

(4)

in subsection (c)(2) by inserting , in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 ( 20 U.S.C. 1232g ) after birth certificates.

(c)

Grants

Section 405(a) of the Missing Children’s Assistance Act ( 42 U.S.C. 5775(a) ) is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (1) by inserting schools, school leaders, teachers, State and local educational agencies, homeless shelters and service providers, after children,, and

(2)

in paragraph (3) by inserting and schools after communities.

(d)

Authorization of appropriations

Section 407(a) of the Missing Children’s Assistance Act ( 42 U.S.C. 5777(a) ) is amended by striking such and all that follows through the period at the end, and inserting $35,800,000 for each of the fiscal years 2014 through 2018, up to $32,200,000 of which shall be used to carry out section 404(b) for each such fiscal year. .