About the bill
H.R. 1862 increases the coverage of current laws relating to unlawful sexual conduct with minors during foreign travel. Under current law, certain types of sexual contact are not covered under the criminal definition of “illicit sexual conduct.” This bill expands the definition to include this sexual contact, so that offenders who commit this type of contact abroad, cannot evade prosecution. Current law also fails to include certain conduct in the definition of “Federal sex offense” for purposes of the recidivist enhancement. Under 18 U.S.C. § 3559(e) a person who commits a “federal sex offense” against a minor is subject to an enhancement of mandatory life imprisonment where they have a prior sex conviction in which the victim was a minor. Missing from this definition is aggravated sexual ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Alabama's 2nd congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: May 23, 2017
Length: 3 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)
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H.R. 1862 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1862. This is the one from the 115th Congress.
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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