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H.R. 3858 (99th): Children’s Justice Act

A bill to amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to establish a program to encourage States to improve the investigation and prosecution of cases of child abuse, particularly child sexual abuse, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status


Dec 4, 1985
99th Congress, 1985–1986


Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.


Gerald Sikorski

Representative for Minnesota's 6th congressional district



Dec 4, 1985

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H.R. 3858 (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.

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

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