Summary: H.R.1990 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (05/24/2001)

Leave No Child Behind Act of 2001 - MediKids Health Insurance Act of 2001 - Amends the Social Security Act (SSA) to establish a MediKids program to meet the health needs of eligible children.

Family Opportunity Act of 2001 or the Dylan Lee James Act - Amends SSA title XIX (Medicaid) to give States the option of allowing families of disabled children to purchase Medicaid coverage for them.

Children's Health Insurance Accountability Act of 2001 - Amends the Public Health Service Act (PHSA) and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) to provide for children's health accountability standards.

Kids Deserve Freedom from Tobacco Act of 2001 or the KIDS Act - Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide for additional restrictions on the marketing, advertising, and access to tobacco products.

Comprehensive Insurance Coverage of Childhood Immunization Act of 2001 - Amends ERISA, PHSA, and the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) to outline standards relating to coverage of childhood immunization.

Children's Environmental Protection Act - Amends the Toxic Substances Control Act to provide for environmental protection for children and other vulnerable subpopulations.

School Environment Protection Act - Amends the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act to provide for integrated pest management systems for public schools.

Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS Secretary) to make grants to eligible States to support parenting support and education programs.

Family and Medical Leave Fairness Act of 2001 - Amends the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 to extend its coverage to private employers with 25 or more (currently, 50 or more) employees.

Family Income to Respond to Significant Transitions Insurance Act - Directs the Secretary of Labor to make grants to pay for the Federal share of projects to provide wage replacement for eligible individuals responding to family caregiving needs, including those resulting from the birth or adoption of a child.

Children's Environmental Protection and Right to Know Act - Amends: (1) the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act of 1986 with respect to reporting toxic chemicals; and (2) the Federal Hazardous Substances Act to require publication of a list of substances or mixtures determined toxic to children.

Amends SSA title IV part D (Child Support and Establishment of Paternity) to provide block grants to States for media campaigns promoting responsible fatherhood.

Focus On Committed and Underpaid Staff for Children's Sake Act or the FOCUS Act - Establishes the Child Care Provider Development and Retention Grant Program and the Child Care Provider Scholarship Program.

Federal Employees Child Care Act - Provides for child care centers in Federal facilities as well as for child care services for Federal employees.

Early Learning Linkages Act of 2001 - Repeals the Early Learning Opportunities Act to replace it with a program of grants by the HHS Secretary to State and Local Councils to provide funds to early childhood learning providers to: (1) increase the number of full-day full-year Head Start programs, and the number of children served by Early Head Start and State prekindergarten education programs; and (2) develop linkages among such programs within a community and between them and health care services for young children in ways that facilitate greater access to such programs.

Child Care Facilities Financing Act - Authorizes the Secretary to award grants for the Federal share of the cost of the acquisition, construction, or improvement of child care facilities or equipment.

Book Stamp Act - Directs the Secretary to make grants to State agencies to promote child literacy and improve children's access to books at home and in early learning and other child care programs.

America's Better Classroom Act of 2001 - Amends the IRC to establish an income tax credit for qualified public school modernization, school construction, and zone academy bonds.

Child Opportunity Zone Family Center Act of 2001 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize the Secretary of Education to award grants to partnerships for child opportunity zone family centers.

Tax Relief for Working Families Act of 2001 - Amends the IRC to increase the earned income tax credit for married couples and for two or more qualifying children. Extends the dependent care tax credit to respite care services.

Establishes the Gateways Grant Program to improve the administration of State and county low-income families with children programs.

Child Support Distribution Act of 2001 - Amends SSA title IV parts A (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) (TANF) and B (Child Support and Establishment of Paternity) to provide for increased child support payments to families and enforcement of child support obligations.

Child Support Assurance Act of 2001 - Directs the HHS Secretary to make grants to States for child support assurance demonstration projects.

Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2001 - Amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide for a graduated increase in the minimum wage (and apply it to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands).

Federal Living Wage Responsibility Act - Specifies minimum hourly wages and other employment terms for employees under Federal contracts.

Amends the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act concerning the child and adult care food program, and the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 concerning the food stamp program.

Directs the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to establish a rental assistance voucher program. Establishes the Voucher Success Fund and the National Affordable Housing Trust Fund.

Housing Preservation Matching Grant Act of 2001 - Directs the HUD Secretary to make grants to States for low-income housing preservation.

Amends SSA title IV part E (Foster Care and Adoption Assistance) to direct the HHS Secretary to reimburse States for preventive, protective, crisis, permanency, independent living, and post-permanency services. Amends SSA title IV part B (Child and Family Services) for expansion of the promoting safe and stable families program.

Social Services Block Grant Restoration Act of 2001 - Amends SSA title IV part A (TANF) and SSA title XX (Block Grants to States for Social Services) to provide for restoration of funds for the social services block grant.

Child Protection/Alcohol and Drug Partnership Act of 2001 - Amends SSA title IV part B to provide for child protection and alcohol and drug partnerships for children.

Amends SSA title IV part E to provide for a permanency grants program.

Amends the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act to direct the HHS Secretary to award grants for programs to encourage domestic violence models using multisystem partnerships to address the needs of children exposed to domestic violence. Directs the Secretary to make grants to States to address the mental health and developmental needs of young children.

Revises the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Act.

Younger Americans Act - Establishes a national youth policy, an Office of National Youth Policy in the Executive Office of the President, and a Council on National Youth Policy.

Establishes grants for State and community programs to encourage and assist State agencies, community boards, and area agencies on youth to assure that all youth have access to the full array of core resources.

Mental Health Juvenile Justice Act - Amends the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 (JJDPA) to establish grants for a State and local juvenile justice agency training program regarding access to mental health and substance abuse treatment for juveniles in contact with the State juvenile justice system.

Establishes a Federal Coordinating Council on Criminalization of Juveniles With Mental Disorders.

Juvenile Justice and Accountability Act - Amends the JJDPA to establish grants to States for juvenile accountability block grants.

Amends the Federal criminal code to: (1) provide for the regulation of firearms transfers at gun shows; and (2) require child handgun safety locks on firearms.

Amends the Consumer Product Safety Act to require child handgun safety locks.

Prohibits weapons transfers to juveniles and imports of large capacity ammunition feeding devices.

Amends the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 to establish grants for: (1) State and local domestic violence offender recordkeeping improvements; (2) State and local gun prosecutors; and (3) local and antigun violence media campaigns.

Provides for regulation of Internet firearms transfers. Prohibits multiple handgun sales or purchases.

Directs the HHS Secretary to establish the Advisory Committee on Private Sector Support for Children and Families.