H.R. 1973: Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017

H.R. 1973 extends the mandatory reporting requirements of child abuse to national governing bodies, like USA gymnastics, to ensure that reports are immediately made to local or federal law enforcement authorities. The bill also allows civil suits by minors against sex abuse perpetrators to be brought by clarifying that once a victim has established a harm occurred, the court will ... Continue reading »
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Overview

Introduced:

Apr 6, 2017

Status:

Passed House (Senate next) on May 25, 2017

This bill passed in the House on May 25, 2017 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Sponsor:

Susan Brooks

Representative for Indiana's 5th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Jun 5, 2017
Length: 13 pages

Prognosis:

22% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Apr 6, 2017
 
Introduced

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May 18, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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May 18, 2017
 
Considered by House Committee on the Judiciary

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

May 22, 2017
 
Reported by House Committee on the Judiciary

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

May 23, 2017
 
Considered by House Committee on Rules

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

May 25, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 1973 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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