Text: H.R.4531 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (09/09/1998)

 
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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.


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                    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

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                                 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.
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