S. 105 (96th): Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act of 1980

Jan 23, 1979 (96th Congress, 1979–1980)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Malcolm Wallop
Senator from Wyoming
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Last Action: Dec 09, 1980


This bill was introduced on January 23, 1979, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jan 23, 1979
Referred to Committee Jan 23, 1979
Full Title

A bill to amend title 28 and title 18 of the United States Code to prohibit and remedy the interstate restraint of children in violation of rights of custody and visitation, and for other purposes.


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24 cosponsors (13D, 11R) (show)

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Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act of 1979 - Requires appropriate State authorities to give full faith and credit to a child custody determination by a court of another State which has jurisdiction and meets specified conditions.
Authorizes a State court with jurisdiction to modify a custody determination of another State court which no longer has or has declined to exercise jurisdiction.
Amends title IV (Child Support and Establishment of Paternity) of the Social Security Act to include as a function of the Parent Locator Service the provision of information to authorized persons about any absent parent or child for the enforcement of a child custody determination or with regard to parental kidnapping.
Prohibits the intentional restraint of a child in violation of any other person's right of custody or visitation arising from a State custody determination.
(1) the jurisdictional basis for such offense, including the willful transportation of a child in interstate commerce, and
(2) Federal investigation procedures.

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