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S. 2070 (115th): Kevin and Avonte’s Law of 2017

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A bill to amend the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, to reauthorize the Missing Alzheimer's Disease Patient Alert Program, and to promote initiatives that will reduce the risk of injury and death relating to the wandering characteristics of some children with autism.

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Sponsor and status

Charles “Chuck” Grassley

Sponsor. Senator for Iowa. Republican.

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Last Updated: Dec 22, 2017
Length: 23 pages
Nov 2, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.

This bill was incorporated into:

H.R. 1625: H.R. 1625: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018
Enacted — Signed by the President on Mar 23, 2018. (compare text)

12 Cosponsors (10 Democrats, 2 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Grassley, Klobuchar, Tillis, Schumer Bill to Aid Families of Missing Autism, Alzheimers Patients Passes Congress
    — Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA] (Sponsor) on Mar 23, 2018

Senate Passes Bill to Assist in Locating Missing Autism, Alzheimer’s Patients
    — Sen. Richard Burr [R-NC, 2005-2022] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 22, 2017

Tillis, Grassley, Klobuchar Bill to Aid Families of Missing Autism, Alzheimers Patients Passes Senate
    — Sen. Thom Tillis [R-NC] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 22, 2017

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates S. 2070 will add $2 million in new spending through 2022.
Alzheimer's Impact Movement AIM and the Alzheimer’s Association are pleased to support the bipartisan reauthorization of the Missing Americans Alert Program, formerly known as the Missing Alzheimer’s Disease Patient Alert Program, in Kevin and Avonte's Law of 2017, which would help local law enforcement …


Nov 2, 2017

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Nov 9, 2017
Considered by Senate Committee on the Judiciary

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Nov 16, 2017
Ordered Reported

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Dec 21, 2017
Passed Senate (House next)

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Jan 18, 2018
Reported by Senate 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.

S. 2070 (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 S. 2070. 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 passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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