H.R.6328 - Congressional Commission on the Abolition of Modern-Day Slavery Act109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] (Introduced 11/15/2006)|
|Committees:||House - International Relations; Judiciary; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||House - 11/15/2006 Referred to the Committee on International Relations, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.6328 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (11/15/2006)
Congressional Commission on the Abolition of Modern-Day Slavery Act - Defines "modern-day slavery."
Establishes a congressional Commission on the Abolition of Modern-Day Slavery which shall: (1) study matters relating to modern-day slavery; (2) review programs of relevant governmental agencies; (3) examine efforts by foreign countries and multilateral organizations to combat modern-day slavery; and (4) convene additional experts from nongovernmental organizations as part of the Commission's review.
States that the Commission shall: (1) advise Congress on how the United States could support efforts to eradicate modern-day slavery; (2) provide a comprehensive evaluation of best practices to prevent modern-day slavery, to rescue and rehabilitate its victims, and to prosecute traffickers and increase accountability within countries; (3) examine the economic impact on communities and countries that demonstrate measured success in fighting modern-day slavery; (4) provide a comprehensive evaluation of the effectiveness of U.S. laws prohibiting the importation of goods produced through forced labor or child labor, as well as policies with regard to countries that tolerate modern-day slavery; and (5) increase education and awareness about modern-day slavery.