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H.R. 1973: Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017

This was a vote to pass H.R. 1973 in the House.

H.R. 1973 extends the mandatory reporting requirements of child abuse to national governing bodies, like USA gymnastics, to ensure that reports are immediately made to local or federal law enforcement authorities. The bill also allows civil suits by minors against sex abuse perpetrators to be brought by clarifying that once a victim has established a harm occurred, the court will presume $150,000 in monetary damages. The bill also extends the civil statute of limitations for these cases.

Source: Republican Policy Committee

Totals

All Votes R D
Yea 97%
 
 
415
231
 
184
 
Nay 1%
 
 
3
2
 
1
 
Not Voting 3%
 
 
12
4
 
8
 

Date: May 25, 2017

Question: On Passage of the Bill in the House

Required: Simple Majority

Result: Passed

Source: house.gov

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