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H.R. 695: Child Protection Improvements Act of 2017

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 695 directs the Department of Justice to establish a program to allow organizations that provide services to youth, the elderly, and the disabled to obtain information from criminal background checks in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) fingerprint database. Specifically, the legislation ensures these organizations have access to the FBI’s fingerprint searches in a timely and effective manner and protects privacy rights by ensuring that specific information of a criminal record is not disclosed without the explicit consent of the volunteer or employee.

Under current law, organizations ...

Sponsor and status

Adam Schiff

Sponsor. Representative for California's 28th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Oct 16, 2017
Length: 12 pages
Introduced:

Jan 24, 2017

Status:

Passed Senate with Changes (back to House) on Oct 16, 2017

This bill has been passed in the House and the Senate, but the Senate made changes and sent it back to the House on October 16, 2017.

Prognosis:

65% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Jan 24, 2017
 
Introduced

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Mar 22, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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Apr 5, 2017
 
Considered by House Committee on the Judiciary

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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. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

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.

Oct 16, 2017
 
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Pending
 
House Approves Senate Changes

Pending
 
Signed by the President

H.R. 695 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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