H.R.2522 - Congressional Commission on the Abolition of Modern-Day Slavery Act110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] (Introduced 05/24/2007)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs; Judiciary; Oversight and Government Reform; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||06/25/2007 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties.|
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Summary: H.R.2522 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/24/2007)
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) evaluate comparative strategies to prevent modern-day slavery, rescue and rehabilitate its victims, and 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) evaluate the effectiveness of U.S. laws prohibiting the importation of goods produced through forced labor or child labor; (5) evaluate U.S. trade policy's effect on modern slavery, including a list of the 10 countries with the highest number of slaves within their borders; and (6) evaluate U.S. government procurement policies regarding slave-made goods or services.
Terminates the Commission 90 days after submission of a report required under this Act.