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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


Congress
115th Congress
Date
May 25, 2017
Chamber
House
Number
#285
Question:
On Passage of the Bill in the House
Result:
Passed

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Key: R Yea D Yea R Nay D Nay
Seat position based on our ideology score.
This is a cartogram. Each hexagon represents one congressional district.
Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 415
 
 
97%
231 184
  Nay 3
 
 
1%
2 1
Not Voting 12
 
 
3%
4 8
Required: Simple Majority source: house.gov

Vote Details

Notes: The Speaker’s Vote? “Aye” or “Yea”?
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