S. 184: Native American Children’s Safety Act

Introduced:

Jan 16, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jun 3, 2016

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on June 3, 2016.

Law:

Pub.L. 114-165

Sponsor:

John Hoeven

Senior Senator from North Dakota

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: May 25, 2016
Length: 4 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act to require background checks before foster care placements are ordered in tribal court proceedings, and for other purposes.

Summary

The Native American Children’s Safety Act would amend the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act to specify the procedures for criminal background checks of adults involved in foster care by tribal social service agencies. Any adult individual working for the social service or residing in a potential foster home would be subject to checks based on fingerprints ...

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History

Jan 16, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Feb 4, 2015
 
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jun 1, 2015
 
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

May 23, 2016
 
Passed House

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 by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Jun 3, 2016
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

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