H.R. 4157 (99th): Child Abuse Victims Rights Act of 1986


Feb 6, 1986
99th Congress, 1985–1986

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 6, 1986, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Mark Siljander

Representative for Michigan's 4th congressional district


About the bill

Full Title

A bill to protect the rights of victims of child abuse.

Summary (CRS)

2/6/1986--Introduced.Child Abuse Victims Rights Act of 1986 - Amends the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Statute to extend its coverage to the sexual exploitation of children.Authorizes a civil suit ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Feb 6, 1986

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 4157”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


29 cosponsors (19R, 10D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

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