H.R.4531 - Sherrice Iverson Act105th Congress (1997-1998)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Lampson, Nick [D-TX-9] (Introduced 09/09/1998)|
|Committees:||House - Education and the Workforce|
|Latest Action:||House - 09/09/1998 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. (All Actions)|
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Introduced in House (09/09/1998)
[Congressional Bills 105th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 4531 Introduced in House (IH)] 105th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 4531 To amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to require States receiving funds under section 106 of such Act to have in effect a State law providing for a criminal penalty on an individual who fails to report witnessing another individual engaging in sexual abuse of a child. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES September 9, 1998 Mr. Lampson (for himself, Mr. Sandlin, and Mr. Cramer) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to require States receiving funds under section 106 of such Act to have in effect a State law providing for a criminal penalty on an individual who fails to report witnessing another individual engaging in sexual abuse of a child. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ``Sherrice Iverson Act''. SEC. 2. REQUIREMENT ON STATES RECEIVING GRANTS FOR CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT PREVENTION AND TREATMENT PROGRAMS. (a) In General.--Section 106(b)(2) of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (42 U.S.C. 5106a(b)(2)) is amended-- (1) in subparagraph (C), by striking ``and'' at the end; (2) in subparagraph (D), by striking the period at the end and inserting ``; and''; and (3) by adding at the end the following: ``(E) an assurance in the form of a certification by the chief executive officer of the State that the State has in effect and is enforcing a State law providing for a criminal penalty on an individual 18 years of age or older who fails to report to a State or local law enforcement official that the individual has witnessed another individual in the State engaging in sexual abuse of a child.''. (b) Effective Date.--The amendment made by subsection (a) shall take effect on December 31, 2004. <all>