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H.R. 2473 (115th): Put Trafficking Victims First Act of 2017

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About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 2473 directs the Attorney General to provide training to prosecutors on investigating and processing cases with a trauma-informed and victim-centered approach, and encourages state to provide appropriate services to victims of trafficking. The bill also requires reports on the implementation of state safe harbor provisions and on how to improve mandatory restitution procedures for victims of trafficking in federal courts.

Sponsor and status

Ann Wagner

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

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Last Updated: May 24, 2017
Length: 15 pages
Introduced
May 16, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on May 23, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.

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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Wagner: Helping Trafficking Survivors Rebuild Their Lives and Find Justice
    — Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO2] (Sponsor) on May 23, 2017

On the House Floor This Week - 5/21/17
    — Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6, 2013-2018] on May 21, 2017

Fitzpatrick, House Fight to End Human Trafficking
    — Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick [R-PA1] on May 26, 2017

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 2473 will add $2 million in new spending through 2020.

History

May 16, 2017
 
Introduced

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May 18, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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May 23, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

H.R. 2473 (115th) was 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2473. 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 enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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