S.793 - Sherrice Iverson Act106th Congress (1999-2000)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Boxer, Barbara [D-CA] (Introduced 04/14/1999)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 04/14/1999 Read twice and referred to the Committee on HELP. (All Actions)|
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Introduced in Senate (04/14/1999)
[Congressional Bills 106th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [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. _______________________________________________________________________ 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 _______________________________________________________________________ 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>