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H.R. 1862: Global Child Protection Act of 2017

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

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 ...

Sponsor and status

Martha Roby

Sponsor. Representative for Alabama's 2nd congressional district. Republican.

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

Apr 3, 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:

41% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Apr 3, 2017
 
Introduced

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Apr 5, 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.

May 22, 2017
 
Reported by House Committee on the Judiciary

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Pending
 
Passed Senate

Pending
 
Signed by the President

H.R. 1862 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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