H.R.1257 - Rape Survivor Child Custody Act114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-23] (Introduced 03/04/2015)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/31/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1257 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/04/2015)
Rape Survivor Child Custody Act
Directs the Attorney General to make grants to states that have in place a law that allows the mother of any child that was conceived through rape to seek court-ordered termination of the parental rights of her rapist with regard to that child, which the court shall grant upon clear and convincing evidence of rape.
Limits such a grant to: (1) an amount that is not greater than 10% of the average of the total funding of the three most recent awards a state received under the STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program and the Sexual Assault Services Program; and (2) a one-year term, subject to renewal for not more than three additional years.
Requires a state that receives such a grant to use: (1) 25% of grant funds for permissible uses under the STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program, and (2) 75% of funds for permissible uses under the Sexual Assault Services Program.