About the bill
S. 534 extends the mandatory reporting requirements of child abuse to national governing bodies, like USA gymnastics, and affiliated amateur sports organizations, 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 statues of limitations for these cases. Additionally, the bill adds a new entity to the charter for the United States Olympic Committee. The entity, the Center for SafeSport, will be responsible for responding to reports of sexual misconduct within the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movements and developing and implementing best policies and practices for …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for California. Democrat.
Last Updated: Feb 2, 2018
Length: 8 pages
What legislators are saying
“Senate Passes Resolution to Recognize National Girls and Women In Sports Day”
— Sen. Dianne Feinstein [D-CA] (Sponsor) on Feb 8, 2018
“Latta Votes for Legislation to Protect Athletes From Abuse”
— Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5] on Jan 29, 2018
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S. 534 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 534. 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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Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017, Pub. L. No. 115-126, S. 534, 115th Cong. (2018).
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