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[S. 793 Introduced in Senate (IS)]







106th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                 S. 793

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 SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                             April 14, 1999

   Mr. Boxer introduced the following bill; which was read twice and 
  referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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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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