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S. 1585 (95th): Protection of Children Against Sexual Exploitation Act

An Act to amend title 18 of the United States Code relating to the sexual exploitation of minors, and for other purposes.

Sponsor and status

May 23, 1977
95th Congress (1977–1978)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Feb 6, 1978

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on February 6, 1978.

Pub.L. 95-225

Charles Mathias

Senator for Maryland



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Last Updated: Feb 6, 1978


58 Cosponsors (37 Democrats, 21 Republicans)



May 23, 1977

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Sep 16, 1977
Ordered Reported

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Oct 10, 1977
Passed Senate (House next)

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Oct 25, 1977
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.

Feb 6, 1978
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Feb 6, 1978
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress.

S. 1585 (95th) 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. 1585. This is the one from the 95th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 95th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 1977 to Oct 15, 1978. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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