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S. 1164: Keeping Infants Domestically Safe Act of 2019

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Apparently some forms of child selling are still legal under federal law.

Context

It is illegal under federal law to provide or facilitate child prostitution. However, a loophole still allows the sale of a child for non-sexual purposes, such as financial gain or black market adoptions.

News stories of the sort include a Mississippi woman who tried selling her two-week-old grandson for $2,000 and a car, and a Texas woman who sold her 7-year-old son for $2,500 to pay off drug debts.

Although some states have criminalized all ...

Sponsor and status

Cindy Hyde-Smith

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Mississippi. Republican.

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Last Updated: Apr 11, 2019
Length: 3 pages
Introduced
Apr 11, 2019
Status

Introduced on Apr 11, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on April 11, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Prognosis
2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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History

Apr 11, 2019
 
Introduced

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Passed Senate

 
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Signed by the President

S. 1164 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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