Text: H.R.3741 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (12/20/2011)

1st Session
H. R. 3741

To require State child welfare agencies to promptly report information on missing or abducted children to law enforcement authorities, and for other purposes.


December 20, 2011

Ms. Wilson of Florida (for herself, Ms. Bass of California, Ms. Brown of Florida, Mr. Bishop of Georgia, Mr. Butterfield, Mr. Cardoza, Mr. Carney, Mr. Carson of Indiana, Ms. Castor of Florida, Mrs. Christensen, Ms. Chu, Mr. Cicilline, Mr. Clarke of Michigan, Ms. Clarke of New York, Mr. Clay, Mr. Cleaver, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Connolly of Virginia, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Crowley, Mr. Cummings, Mr. Davis of Illinois, Mr. DeFazio, Ms. DeGette, Mr. Deutch, Mr. Diaz-Balart, Ms. Edwards, Mr. Ellison, Mr. Fattah, Mr. Filner, Ms. Fudge, Mr. Garamendi, Mr. Al Green of Texas, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Grimm, Mr. Gutierrez, Ms. Hahn, Ms. Hanabusa, Mr. Hastings of Florida, Mr. Higgins, Ms. Hochul, Mr. Holt, Mr. Honda, Mr. Hoyer, Mr. Jackson of Illinois, Ms. Jackson Lee of Texas, Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas, Ms. Kaptur, Mr. Keating, Mr. Kildee, Mr. Kucinich, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Mr. Larson of Connecticut, Ms. Lee of California, Mr. Levin, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, Mrs. Maloney, Mr. Meeks, Ms. Moore, Mr. Nadler, Ms. Norton, Mr. Pallone, Mr. Payne, Mr. Polis, Mr. Posey, Mr. Rangel, Ms. Richardson, Mr. Richmond, Mr. Rivera, Ms. Ros-Lehtinen, Ms. Roybal-Allard, Mr. Rush, Mr. Scott of Virginia, Mr. David Scott of Georgia, Ms. Sewell, Mr. Thompson of Mississippi, Mr. Towns, Ms. Wasserman Schultz, Ms. Waters, Mr. Watt, Mr. Welch, Mr. West, Ms. Woolsey, Mr. Hinojosa, Ms. McCollum, Mr. Wolf, Mr. Sires, Mr. Peters, Mr. Ryan of Ohio, Mrs. Napolitano, Mrs. Lowey, Mr. Cooper, Mr. McGovern, Ms. DeLauro, Mr. Van Hollen, Ms. Baldwin, Mr. Pierluisi, Ms. Pingree of Maine, Ms. Loretta Sanchez of California, Mrs. McCarthy of New York, Mr. Barletta, Ms. Linda T. Sánchez of California, Ms. Speier, Mr. Clyburn, Ms. Slaughter, Mr. Brady of Pennsylvania, Mr. Israel, Mr. Lipinski, Mr. Miller of North Carolina, and Mr. Serrano) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, 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


To require State child welfare agencies to promptly report information on missing or abducted children to law enforcement authorities, and for other purposes.

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 “Rilya Wilson Act”.

SEC. 2. Requirement that State child welfare agencies report information on missing or abducted children to the National Crime Information Center.

(a) State plan requirement.—Section 471(a) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 671(a)) is amended—

(1) in paragraph (32), by striking “and” at the end;

(2) in paragraph (33), by striking the period and inserting “; and”; and

(3) by inserting after paragraph (33) the following:

“(34) provides that the State has in effect procedures that require the State agency to promptly report information on missing or abducted children to law enforcement authorities for entry into the National Crime Information Center database.”.

(b) Regulations.—The Secretary of Health and Human Services shall promulgate regulations to implement section 471(a)(34) of the Social Security Act, as added by subsection (a) of this section.

(c) Effective date.—The amendments made by subsection (a) shall take effect 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, without regard to whether the regulations required by subsection (b) have been promulgated.

SEC. 3. Amendments to the National Child Search Assistance Act of 1990.

Paragraph (4) of section 3702 of the Crime Control Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 5780) is amended—

(1) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by striking “(2)” and inserting “(3)”;

(2) in subparagraph (A), by inserting “, and a recent photograph” after “dental records”;

(3) in subparagraph (B), by striking “and” after the semicolon;

(4) by redesignating subparagraph (C) as subparagraph (D); and

(5) by inserting after subparagraph (B) the following:

    “(C) notify the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children of each report received relating to a child reported missing from a foster care family home or childcare institution; and”.