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H.R. 1625: Targeted Rewards for the Global Eradication of Human Trafficking

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 1625 amends the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to authorize the State Department and law enforcement agencies to target international human traffickers by offering financial rewards for their arrest or conviction. The Department currently has a rewards program that uses appropriated funds to offer cash awards to deter transnational organized crime.

The legislation broadens the program to explicitly include severe forms of human trafficking, which are sex trafficking and labor trafficking as defined in Pub.L. 106-386. That law came from [H.R. 3244 (106th): Victims ...

Sponsor and status

Edward “Ed” Royce

Sponsor. Representative for California's 39th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 23, 2017
Length: 3 pages
Introduced:

Mar 20, 2017

Status:

Passed House (Senate next) on May 22, 2017

This bill passed in the House on May 22, 2017 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis:

26% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Mar 20, 2017
 
Introduced

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May 3, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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May 22, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Pending
 
Passed Senate

Pending
 
Signed by the President

H.R. 1625 is 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.

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