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  • H.Amdt.544   — 109th Congress (2005-2006)

    Description: Amendment adds to the bill the text of the "Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2005".
    Sponsor: Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-14] (Offered 09/14/2005)
    Latest Action: 09/14/05 On agreeing to the Conyers amendment (A025) Agreed to by recorded vote: 223 - 199 (Roll no. 469).
  • H.Amdt.543   — 109th Congress (2005-2006)

    Description: Amendment makes it a crime to knowingly misappropriate the personal identification information of a minor in interstate or foreign commerce.
    Sponsor: Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-14] (Offered 09/14/2005)
    Latest Action: 09/14/05 On agreeing to the Conyers amendment (A024) Agreed to by voice vote.
  • H.Amdt.542   — 109th Congress (2005-2006)

    Description: Amendment adds to the bill the text of the "Child Pornography Prevention Act of 2005".
    Sponsor: Rep. Pence, Mike [R-IN-6] (Offered 09/14/2005)
    Latest Action: 09/14/05 On agreeing to the Pence amendment (A023) Agreed to by voice vote.
  • H.Amdt.541   — 109th Congress (2005-2006)

    Description: Amendment requires the Attorney General to create a national register of cases of child abuse or neglect with information in such register supplied by States, or, at the option of a State, by political subdivisions of such State.
    Sponsor: Rep. Kelly, Sue W. [R-NY-19] (Offered 09/14/2005)
    Latest Action: 09/14/05 On agreeing to the Kelly amendment (A022) Agreed to by voice vote.
  • H.Amdt.540   — 109th Congress (2005-2006)

    Description: Amendment prohibits the transfer to or possession of a firearm by any individual convicted of committing a sex offense against a minor.
    Sponsor: Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-8] (Offered 09/14/2005)
    Latest Action: 09/14/05 On agreeing to the Nadler amendment (A021) Agreed to by voice vote.
  • H.Amdt.539   — 109th Congress (2005-2006)

    Description: None
    Sponsor: Rep. McDermott, Jim [D-WA-7] (Offered 09/14/2005)
    Latest Action: 09/14/05 Mr. Sensenbrenner raised a point of order against the McDermott amendment (A020). Mr. Sensenbrenner raised a point of order against the amendment stating that it violated section 302F of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 by providing new budgetary authority. The Chair sustained the point of order.
  • H.Amdt.538   — 109th Congress (2005-2006)

    Description: Amendment allows the Attorney General to make grants to jurisdictions for the purpose of establishing, enhancing, or operating effective civil commitment programs for sexually dangerous persons.
    Sponsor: Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-20] (Offered 09/14/2005)
    Latest Action: 09/14/05 On agreeing to the Wasserman Schultz amendment (A019) Agreed to by voice vote.
  • H.Amdt.537   — 109th Congress (2005-2006)

    Description: Amendment requires jurisdictions to have in effect, laws or regulations that require the testing of certain defendants for HIV and that the results be made available to the victim among others.
    Sponsor: Rep. Weldon, Dave [R-FL-15] (Offered 09/14/2005)
    Latest Action: 09/14/05 On agreeing to the Weldon (FL) amendment (A018) Agreed to by voice vote.
  • H.Amdt.536   — 109th Congress (2005-2006)

    Description: At the end of the Title V, add the following new section: \ SEC. __. SENSE OF CONGRESS. \ It is the sense of Congress that background checks conducted as a precondition to approval of any foster or adoptive placement of children affected by a natural disaster or terrorist attack should be expedited in order to ensure that such children do not become subjected to the offenses enumerated in this act.
    Sponsor: Rep. Jackson-Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] (Offered 09/14/2005)
    Latest Action: 09/14/05 On agreeing to the Jackson-Lee (TX) amendment (A017) Agreed to by voice vote.
  • H.Amdt.535   — 109th Congress (2005-2006)

    Description: Amendment allows child welfare agencies access to Federal crime information databases in order that fingerprint-based checks on individuals under consideration as foster or adoptive parents may be conducted.
    Sponsor: Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-5] (Offered 09/14/2005)
    Latest Action: 09/14/05 On agreeing to the Sensenbrenner amendment (A016) Agreed to by voice vote.
  • H.Amdt.534   — 109th Congress (2005-2006)

    Description: Amendment changes title XVIII to eliminate any statute of limitations on criminal prosecutions for kidnapping a child, committing a felony sex offense, or a human trafficking violation; and raises the class on the existing misdemeanor for failure to report child abuse, thereby raising the maximum penalty for such an offense from 6 months imprisonment to a year imprisonment.
    Sponsor: Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-5] (Offered 09/14/2005)
    Latest Action: 09/14/05 On agreeing to the Sensenbrenner amendment (A015) Agreed to by voice vote.
  • H.Amdt.533   — 109th Congress (2005-2006)

    Description: Amendment expresses the sense of Congress that encourages the Department of Justice to appeal the decision in United States v. Helder, Jr. and aggressively continue to track down and prosecute sex offenders on the Internet.
    Sponsor: Rep. Ryun, Jim [R-KS-2] (Offered 09/14/2005)
    Latest Action: 09/14/05 On agreeing to the Ryun (KS) amendment (A014) Agreed to by voice vote.
  • H.Amdt.532   — 109th Congress (2005-2006)

    Description: Amendment limits harmless error sentencing claims in Federal courts.
    Sponsor: Rep. Flake, Jeff [R-AZ-6] (Offered 09/14/2005)
    Latest Action: 09/14/05 On agreeing to the Flake amendment (A013) Agreed to by voice vote.
  • H.Amdt.531   — 109th Congress (2005-2006)

    Description: Amendments en bloc sought to delete language which provides for mandatory minimum sentences and the death penalty in certain circumstances for violent crimes against children.
    Sponsor: Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3] (Offered 09/14/2005)
    Latest Action: 09/14/05 On agreeing to the Scott (VA) amendments (A012) Failed by voice vote.
  • H.Amdt.530   — 109th Congress (2005-2006)

    Description: Amendment allows State and local education agencies access to Federal crime information databases in order that fingerprint-based checks on prospective employees may be conducted.
    Sponsor: Rep. Porter, Jon C. [R-NV-3] (Offered 09/14/2005)
    Latest Action: 09/14/05 On agreeing to the Porter amendment (A011) Agreed to by voice vote.
  • H.Amdt.529   — 109th Congress (2005-2006)

    Description: Amendment requires the Attorney General to study and report to Congress on the establishment of a nationwide interstate tracking system of persons convicted of, or under investigation for, child abuse.
    Sponsor: Rep. Baird, Brian [D-WA-3] (Offered 09/14/2005)
    Latest Action: 09/14/05 On agreeing to the Baird amendment (A010) Agreed to by voice vote.
  • H.Amdt.528   — 109th Congress (2005-2006)

    Description: Amendment provides for inclusion of gender and crimes committed by and directed against juveniles for coverage under the Hate Crime Statistics Act.
    Sponsor: Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-14] (Offered 09/14/2005)
    Latest Action: 09/14/05 On agreeing to the Conyers amendment (A009) Agreed to by voice vote.
  • H.Amdt.527   — 109th Congress (2005-2006)

    Description: Amendment sought to remove the mandatory minimum incarceration provisions for sex offenders who fail to register under the provisions of the bill or make false statements.
    Sponsor: Rep. Inglis, Bob [R-SC-4] (Offered 09/14/2005)
    Latest Action: 09/14/05 On agreeing to the Inglis (SC) amendment (A008) Failed by recorded vote: 106 - 316 (Roll no. 468).
  • H.Amdt.526   — 109th Congress (2005-2006)

    Description: Amendment authorizes $3 million to expand training efforts with Federal, State, and local law enforcement officers and prosecutors to effectively respond to the threat to children and the public posed by sex offenders who use the internet and technology to solicit or otherwise exploit children; deploy, to all Internet Crimes Against Children Task Forces and their partner agencies, technology modeled after the Canadian Child Exploitation Tracking System; and conduct training in the use of that technology.
    Sponsor: Rep. Poe, Ted [R-TX-2] (Offered 09/14/2005)
    Latest Action: 09/14/05 On agreeing to the Poe amendment (A007) Agreed to by voice vote.
  • H.Amdt.525   — 109th Congress (2005-2006)

    Description: Amendment provides for grants to be made available through the Bureau of Justice Assistance to law enforcement agencies to combat sexual abuse of children.
    Sponsor: Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-14] (Offered 09/14/2005)
    Latest Action: 09/14/05 On agreeing to the Conyers amendment (A006) Agreed to by voice vote.
  • H.Amdt.524   — 109th Congress (2005-2006)

    Description: Amendment provides for the establishment of a Children's Safety Office within the Department of Justice under the general authority of the Attorney General.
    Sponsor: Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-14] (Offered 09/14/2005)
    Latest Action: 09/14/05 On agreeing to the Conyers amendment (A005) Agreed to by voice vote.
  • H.Amdt.523   — 109th Congress (2005-2006)

    Description: Amendment requires the GAO to conduct studies and report to Congress on the feasibility of using driver's license registration processes as additional registration requirements for sex offenders.
    Sponsor: Rep. Gibbons, Jim [R-NV-2] (Offered 09/14/2005)
    Latest Action: 09/14/05 On agreeing to the Gibbons amendment (A004) Agreed to by voice vote.
  • H.Amdt.522   — 109th Congress (2005-2006)

    Description: Amendment requires that the state criminal penalty for failure to comply with registry requirements shall be a minimum term of imprisonment that is no less than 90 days.
    Sponsor: Rep. Cuellar, Henry [D-TX-28] (Offered 09/14/2005)
    Latest Action: 09/14/05 On agreeing to the Cuellar amendment (A003) Agreed to by voice vote.
  • H.Amdt.521   — 109th Congress (2005-2006)

    Description: Page 26, after line 7, insert the following: \ SEC. 136. ASSISTANCE IN IDENTIFICATION AND LOCATION OF SEX OFFENDERS RELOCATED AS A RESULT OF HURRICANE KATRINA. \ The Attorney General shall provide technical assistance to jurisdictions to assist them in the identification and location of sex offenders relocated as a result of Hurricane Katrina.
    Sponsor: Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-5] (Offered 09/14/2005)
    Latest Action: 09/14/05 On agreeing to the Sensenbrenner amendment (A002) Agreed to by voice vote.
  • H.Amdt.520   — 109th Congress (2005-2006)

    Description: Amendment makes changes to title I of the bill dealing with the sex offender registration and notification requirements and related issues.
    Sponsor: Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-5] (Offered 09/14/2005)
    Latest Action: 09/14/05 On agreeing to the Sensenbrenner amendment (A001) Agreed to by voice vote.