H.R. 5003 (97th): Missing Children Act


Nov 17, 1981
97th Congress, 1981–1982

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on November 17, 1981, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Joseph Gaydos

Representative for Pennsylvania's 20th congressional district


See Instead:

S. 1701 (same title)
Passed Senate — Sep 23, 1982

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend title 28, United States Code, to authorize the Attorney General to acquire and exchange information to assist Federal, State, and local officials in the identification of certain deceased individuals and in the location of missing children and other specified individuals.

Summary (CRS)

Missing Children Act - Authorizes the Attorney General to collect and exchange information which would assist in the identification of unidentified deceased individuals and the location of missing persons, including ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Nov 17, 1981

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 5003”). 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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Related Bills

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S. 1701 (identical)

Passed Senate
Last Action: Sep 23, 1982

H.R. 5104 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 23, 1981

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