Text: H.R.5253 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (07/29/2014)


113th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5253


To amend the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 to require consultation with States before awarding grants or contracts for housing facilities for unaccompanied alien children.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 29, 2014

Mr. Sensenbrenner (for himself, Mr. Turner, Mr. Cole, Mr. McClintock, Mr. Rooney, Mrs. Black, Mr. Collins of Georgia, Mrs. Miller of Michigan, Mr. Gibbs, Mr. Coble, and Mr. Womack) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To amend the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 to require consultation with States before awarding grants or contracts for housing facilities for unaccompanied alien children.

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 “UAC State Authority Act of 2014”.

SEC. 2. Requiring consultation with State and local elected officials and a public hearing before awarding grants or contracts for housing facilities for unaccompanied alien children.

Section 235(i) of the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 (8 U.S.C. 1232(i)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

““Before awarding any grant or contract under this subsection that provides for housing of unaccompanied alien children, the Secretary shall—

“(1) consult with State elected officials and agencies regarding the location of the facility as well as the duration of the award and the safety, security, and funding of the facility;

“(2) conduct a public hearing, no earlier than 90 days after the announcement of a potential location for such facility, for which—

“(A) advance public notice has been provided, in mediums available for general circulation in the proposed jurisdiction, at least 10 days before the date of the hearing; and

“(B) a representative of the Department of Health and Human Services is in attendance in an official capacity for the purpose of receiving public comments; and

“(3) provide for a 10-day period, beginning after the conclusion of the 90-day notification period described in paragraph (2), during which the governor of the State in which the facility would be located may submit to the Secretary an objection to the contract, which, if timely submitted, shall preclude the Secretary from awarding the grant or contract.”.