To amend title 18, United States Code, to include State crimes of violence as grounds for an enhanced penalty when sex offenders fail to register or report certain information as required by Federal law, to include prior military offenses for purposes of recidivist sentencing provisions, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 4th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: May 23, 2017
Length: 4 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on May 22, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
1 Cosponsor (1 Republican)
What legislators are saying
“Rep. Ratcliffes law leads to prosecution of child exploitation criminals in Northeast Texas”
— Rep. John Ratcliffe [R-TX4, 2015-2020] (Sponsor) on Oct 11, 2018
“PHOTOS & VIDEO: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Recognized as Champion for Human Trafficking Survivors”
— Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2, 2013-2020] on Sep 30, 2018
“Congressman David Scott Votes to Strengthen Protections for Child Victims of Human trafficking, Sexual abuse”
— Rep. David Scott [D-GA13] on May 25, 2017
H.R. 1842 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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