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H.R. 1205 (99th): Children’s Justice Act

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A bill to amend the Child Abuse Amendments of 1984 to encourage States to enact child protection reforms which are designed to improve legal and administrative proceedings regarding the investigation and prosecution of sexual child abuse cases.

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Feb 21, 1985
99th Congress (1985–1986)
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Joseph DioGuardi

Representative for New York's 20th congressional district



59 Cosponsors (30 Democrats, 29 Republicans)



Feb 21, 1985

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H.R. 1205 (99th) 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 H.R. 1205. This is the one from the 99th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 99th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1985 to Oct 18, 1986. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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