S. 32: Child Custody Protection Act of 2013

Introduced:
Jan 22, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
1% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Robert “Rob” Portman
Junior Senator from Ohio
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Jan 22, 2013
Length
6 pages
Related Bills
S. 369 (Related)
Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 14, 2013

H.R. 732 (Related)
Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 14, 2013

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on January 22, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Jan 22, 2013
Referred to Committee Jan 22, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

4% 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

A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit taking minors across State lines in circumvention of laws requiring the involvement of parents in abortion decisions.

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Cosponsors
6 cosponsors (6R) (show)
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1/22/2013--Introduced.
Child Custody Protection Act of 2013 - Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit knowingly transporting a minor child across a state line to obtain an abortion (deems such transporting to be a de facto abridgment of the right of a parent under any law in the minor's state of residence that requires parental involvement in the minor's abortion decision). Makes an exception for an abortion necessary to save the life of the minor.
Makes it an affirmative defense to a prosecution or civil action under this Act that a defendant reasonably believed that before the minor obtained the abortion, the required parental consent or notification or judicial authorization took place.
Imposes a fine and/or prison term of up to one year on anyone who has committed an act of incest with a minor and knowingly transports such minor across a state line to obtain an abortion.

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