H.R. 3635 (98th): Child Protection Act of 1984


Jul 21, 1983
98th Congress, 1983–1984


Enacted — Signed by the President on May 21, 1984

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on May 21, 1984.


Pub.L. 98-292


Harold Sawyer

Representative for Michigan's 5th congressional district



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Last Updated: May 21, 1984

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend chapter 110 (relating to sexual exploitation of children) of title 18 of the United States Code, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

3/30/1984--Passed Senate amended.(Measure passed Senate, amended) Child Protection Act of 1984 - Amends the Federal criminal code dealing with the sexual exploitation of children.Increases the penalties for the sexual exploitation ... Read more >


Jul 21, 1983

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Oct 4, 1983
Reported by Committee

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Nov 14, 1983
Passed House

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Mar 30, 1984
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

May 21, 1984
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

May 21, 1984
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 3635”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


101 cosponsors (59R, 42D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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Nov 14, 1983 midnight
unknown 121/258

Related Bills

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H.R. 3062 (Related)
Federal Anti-Child Pornography Act of 1983

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 18, 1983

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