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H.R. 6729 (115th): Empowering Financial Institutions to Fight Human Trafficking Act of 2018

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About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 6729 instructs the Secretary of the Treasury to establish a mechanism for non-profit organizations to qualify for safe harbor when sharing specific information with financial institutions that facilitates their duties of customers due diligence and the reporting of suspicious activities relating to human trafficking.

Specifically, the bill grants the Secretary the authority to develop regulations to:

  • Register non-profit organizations that meet certain qualifications before qualifying to be protected through this mechanism
  • Determine what information may be shared under this protection, which financial institutions may receive information, and how ...

Sponsor and status

Ann Wagner

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

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Last Updated: Sep 27, 2018
Length: 9 pages
Introduced
Sep 6, 2018
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 September 26, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.

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What legislators are saying

House Passes Wagner Legislation to Empower Financial Institutions In Fight Against Human Trafficking
    — Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO2] (Sponsor) on Sep 26, 2018

Sinema-Supported Bill to Fight Human Trafficking Passes Committee
    — Sen. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 20, 2018

The Week Ahead - scheduled votes, committee action and other important notes for the week of September 24, 2018
    — Rep. David Young [R-IA3, 2015-2018] on Sep 24, 2018

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History

Sep 6, 2018
 
Introduced

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Sep 13, 2018
 
Ordered Reported

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Sep 21, 2018
 
On House Schedule

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Sep 26, 2018
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Sep 26, 2018
 
Reported by House Committee on Financial Services

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.

H.R. 6729 (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.

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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