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S. 534: Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

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 ...

Sponsor and status

Dianne Feinstein

Sponsor. Senior Senator for California. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 3, 2018
Length: 8 pages
Introduced:

Mar 6, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Feb 14, 2018

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on February 14, 2018.

Law:

Pub.L. 115-126

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 1426: United States Center for Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017

Ordered Reported on Jun 29, 2017. 80% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 1973: Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017

Passed House (Senate next) on May 25, 2017. 44% incorporated. (compare text)

History

Mar 6, 2017
 
Introduced

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May 11, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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Nov 14, 2017
 
Passed Senate (House next)

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

Jan 29, 2018
 
Passed House with Changes (back to Senate)

The House passed the bill with changes not in the Senate version and sent it back to the Senate to approve the changes.

Jan 30, 2018
 
Senate Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Feb 14, 2018
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 534 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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