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H.R. 3212 (113th): Sean and David Goldman International Child Abduction Prevention and Return Act of 2014

To ensure compliance with the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction by countries with which the United States enjoys reciprocal obligations, to establish procedures for the prompt return of children abducted to other countries, and for other purposes.

Overview

Introduced:

Sep 28, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 8, 2014

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on August 8, 2014.

Law:

Pub.L. 113-150

Sponsor:

Christopher “Chris” Smith

Representative for New Jersey's 4th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Jul 16, 2014
Length: 44 pages

History

Sep 28, 2013
 
Introduced

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Oct 2, 2013
 
Considered by House Committee on Foreign Affairs

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Oct 10, 2013
 
Ordered Reported

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Dec 11, 2013
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Jun 24, 2014
 
Considered by Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Jun 26, 2014
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Reported by Senate Committee.

Jul 16, 2014
 
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Jul 25, 2014
 
House Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

Aug 8, 2014
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 3212 (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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