Text: S.1799 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 113-163 (08/08/2014)
[113th Congress Public Law 163]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]
VICTIMS OF CHILD ABUSE ACT REAUTHORIZATION ACT OF 2013
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Public Law 113-163
To reauthorize subtitle A of the Victims of Child Abuse Act of
1990. <<NOTE: Aug. 8, 2014 - [S. 1799]>>
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Victims of Child
Abuse Act Reauthorization Act of 2013. 42 USC 130001 note.>>
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Victims of Child Abuse Act
Reauthorization Act of 2013''.
SEC. 2. IMPROVING INVESTIGATION AND PROSECUTION OF CHILD ABUSE
(a) Reauthorization.--Section 214B of the Victims of Child Abuse Act
of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 13004) is amended--
(1) in subsection (a), by striking ``fiscal years 2004 and
2005'' and inserting ``fiscal years 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and
(2) in subsection (b), by striking ``fiscal years 2004 and
2005'' and inserting ``fiscal years 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and
(b) Accountability.--Subtitle A of the Victims of Child Abuse Act of
1990 (42 U.S.C. 13001 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the
``SEC. 214C. <<NOTE: 42 USC 130005.>> ACCOUNTABILITY.
``All grants <<NOTE: Grants.>> awarded by the Administrator under
this subtitle shall be subject to the following accountability
``(1) Audit requirement.--
``(A) Definition.--In this paragraph, the term
`unresolved audit finding' means a finding in the final
audit report of the Inspector General of the Department
of Justice that the audited grantee has utilized grant
funds for an unauthorized expenditure or otherwise
unallowable cost that is not closed or resolved within
12 months from the date when the final audit report is
issued and any appeal has been completed.
``(B) Audit.--The Inspector General of the
Department of Justice shall conduct audits of recipients
of grants under this subtitle to prevent waste, fraud,
and abuse of funds by
grantees. <<NOTE: Determination.>> The Inspector
General shall determine the appropriate number of
grantees to be audited each year.
``(C) <<NOTE: Time period.>> Mandatory exclusion.--
A recipient of grant funds under this subtitle that is
found to have an unresolved audit finding shall not be
eligible to receive grant funds under this subtitle
during the following 2 fiscal years.
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``(D) <<NOTE: Time period.>> Priority.--In awarding
grants under this subtitle, the Administrator shall give
priority to eligible entities that did not have an
unresolved audit finding during the 3 fiscal years prior
to submitting an application for a grant under this
``(E) Reimbursement.--If an entity is awarded grant
funds under this subtitle during the 2-fiscal-year
period in which the entity is barred from receiving
grants under paragraph (2), the Administrator shall--
``(i) deposit an amount equal to the grant
funds that were improperly awarded to the grantee
into the General Fund of the Treasury; and
``(ii) seek to recoup the costs of the
repayment to the fund from the grant recipient
that was erroneously awarded grant funds.
``(2) Nonprofit organization requirements.--
``(A) Definition.--For purposes of this paragraph,
the term `nonprofit organization' means an organization
that is described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal
Revenue Code of 1986 and is exempt from taxation under
section 501(a) of such Code.
``(B) Prohibition.--The Administrator may not award
a grant under any grant program described in this
subtitle to a nonprofit organization that holds money in
offshore accounts for the purpose of avoiding paying the
tax described in section 511(a) of the Internal Revenue
Code of 1986.
``(C) Disclosure.--Each nonprofit organization that
is awarded a grant under this subtitle and uses the
procedures prescribed in regulations to create a
rebuttable presumption of reasonableness for the
compensation of its officers, directors, trustees and
key employees, shall disclose to the Administrator, in
the application for the grant, the process for
determining such compensation, including the independent
persons involved in reviewing and approving such
compensation, the comparability data used, and
contemporaneous substantiation of the deliberation and
decision. <<NOTE: Public information.>> Upon request,
the Administrator shall make the information disclosed
under this subparagraph available for public inspection.
``(3) Conference expenditures.--
``(A) Limitation.--No amounts authorized to be
appropriated to the Department of Justice under this
subtitle may be used by the Administrator, or by any
individual or organization awarded discretionary funds
through a cooperative agreement under this Act, to host
or support any expenditure for conferences that uses
more than $20,000 in Department funds, unless the Deputy
Attorney General or such Assistant Attorney Generals,
Directors, or principal deputies as the Deputy Attorney
General may designate, including the Administrator,
provides prior written authorization through an award
process or subsequent application that the funds may be
expended to host a conference.
``(B) <<NOTE: Cost estimate.>> Written approval.--
Written approval under subparagraph (A) shall include a
written estimate of all costs associated with the
conference, including the cost
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of all food and beverages, audiovisual equipment,
honoraria for speakers, and any entertainment.
``(C) Report.--The Deputy Attorney General shall
submit an annual report to the Committee on the
Judiciary of the Senate and the Committee on the
Judiciary of the House of Representatives on all
approved conference expenditures referenced in this
SEC. 3. CRIME VICTIMS FUND.
Section 1402(d)(3) of the Victims of Crime Act of 1984 (42 U.S.C.
10601(d)(3)) is amended--
(1) by inserting ``(A)'' before ``Of the sums''; and
(2) by striking ``available for the United States Attorneys
Offices'' and all that follows and inserting the following:
``available only for--
``(i) the United States Attorneys Offices and
the Federal Bureau of Investigation to provide and
improve services for the benefit of crime victims
in the Federal criminal justice system (as
described in 3771 of title 18, United States Code,
and section 503 of the Victims' Rights and
Restitution Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 10607)) through
victim coordinators, victims' specialists, and
advocates, including for the administrative
support of victim coordinators and advocates
providing such services; and
``(ii) a Victim Notification System.
``(B) Amounts made available under subparagraph (A)
may not be used for any purpose that is not specified in
clause (i) or (ii) of subparagraph (A).''.
Approved August 8, 2014.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 1799:
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 160 (2014):
June 26, considered and passed Senate.
July 28, considered and passed House.