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Introduced in House (06/29/1999)

Child Abuse Reform and Enforcement Act of 1999 or CARE Act of 1999 - Title I: Withholding and Redistribution of Certain State Child Protection Funds - Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Attorney General to reduce by 25 percent certain fiscal year allocations and grant amounts, respectively, to a State that is not in compliance with the requirements of title II of this Act. Requires the Attorney General by grants to redistribute such withheld amounts to States that are in compliance with title II of this Act, to be used for computerization and improvement of data and criminal history files in order to effectuate a statutory mechanism for child sexual abuse protection and sentencing reform.

Authorizes appropriations.

Title II: Child Sexual Abuse Protection And Sentencing Reform - Includes the following criteria as prerequisites for eligibility for funding under this Act: (1) State study of its laws pertaining to intrafamilial and extrafamilial sexual abuse of children; (2) State examination of disparities in charging and sentencing perpetrators of child sexual abuse; (3) State examination and implementation of legislative actions necessary to equalize charging and sentencing without regard to familial relationship of such perpetrators to the child victim; (4) State compilation and analysis of relevant data; and (5) State promotion of regulations requiring State courts and agencies to compile such data.