About the bill
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 presume $150,000 in monetary damages. The bill also extends the civil statute of limitations for these cases.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Indiana's 5th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jun 5, 2017
Length: 13 pages
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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Civic Impulse. (2018). H.R. 1973 — 115th Congress: Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr1973
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