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H.R. 2889: AWARE Act

The text of the bill below is as of May 22, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2889

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 22, 2019

(for himself and Ms. Norton) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To direct the Attorney General to acquire data, for each calendar year, about sexual offenses, including rape, that occur aboard any mode of transportation over which the Federal Government exercises jurisdiction.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Assaults on Water and Aviation Reporting Enforcement Act of 2019 or as the AWARE Act.

2.

Statistics relating to sexual offenses that occur aboard any mode of transportation over which the Federal Government exercises jurisdiction

(a)

Data collection

Under the authority of section 534 of title 28, United States Code, the Attorney General shall acquire data, for each calendar year, about sexual offenses (as such term is defined in section 111(a)(5) of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (34 U.S.C. 20911(a)(5))), including rape, that occur aboard any mode of transportation over which the Federal Government exercises jurisdiction (including aircraft, any vessel of the United States or which travels in interstate or foreign commerce or within the admiralty and maritime jurisdiction of the United States, any vehicle used or designed for flight or navigation in space, and any vehicle which travels via any facility of interstate or foreign commerce), disaggregated by—

(1)

the mode of transportation aboard which the offense was committed, including—

(A)

a specific disaggregation of offenses committed aboard cruise ships (as such term is defined in section 4071(d) of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (46 U.S.C. 70101 note)); and

(B)

a specific disaggregation of offenses committed aboard aircraft (as such term is defined in section 31(a)(1) of title 18, United States Code); and

(2)

the location of the commission of the offense.

(b)

Publication

Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Attorney General shall publish the data acquired under subsection (a), except that no personally identifiable information shall be published.

(c)

Addition to NIBRS

The Attorney General, in accordance with the States, in compiling data regarding sexual offenses as part of the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) shall include modes of transportation aboard which such offenses were committed.