S. 1701 (97th): Missing Children Act


Oct 5, 1981
97th Congress, 1981–1982

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on September 23, 1982 but was never passed by the House.


Paula Hawkins

Senator from Florida


See Instead:

H.R. 6976 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Oct 12, 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)

9/23/1982--Passed Senate amended.(Measure passed Senate, amended) Missing Children Act - Authorizes the Attorney General to collect and exchange information which would assist in the identification of unidentified deceased individuals, and ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Oct 5, 1981

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jul 29, 1982
Reported by Committee

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Sep 23, 1982
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1701”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


76 cosponsors (43R, 32D, 1I) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 5104 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 23, 1981

H.R. 5049 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 19, 1981

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