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Titles (7)

Short Titles

Short Titles as Enacted

International Megan's Law to Prevent Child Exploitation and Other Sexual Crimes Through Advanced Notification of Traveling Sex Offenders

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

International Megan's Law to Prevent Demand for Child Sex Trafficking

Short Titles as Introduced

International Megan's Law to Prevent Demand for Child Sex Trafficking

Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Passed Senate

International Megan's Law to Prevent Child Exploitation and Other Sexual Crimes Through Advanced Notification of Traveling Sex Offenders

Short Titles as Reported to Senate

International Megan's Law to Prevent Child Exploitation and Other Sexual Crimes Through Advanced Notification of Traveling Sex Offenders

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To protect children from exploitation, especially sex trafficking in tourism, by providing advance notice of intended travel by registered child-sex offenders outside the United States to the government of the country of destination, requesting foreign governments to notify the United States when a known child-sex offender is seeking to enter the United States, and for other purposes.

Official Titles - Senate

Official Titles as Amended by Senate

An act to protect children and others from sexual abuse and exploitation, including sex trafficking and sex tourism, by providing advance notice of intended travel by registered sex offenders outside the United States to the government of the country of destination, requesting foreign governments to notify the United States when a known sex offender is seeking to enter the United States, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (8)

Date
02/08/2016 Became Public Law No: 114-119. (TXT | PDF)
02/08/2016 Signed by President.
02/04/2016 Presented to President.
02/01/2016 Resolving differences -- House actions: On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendments Agreed to by voice vote.(text as House agreed to Senate amendments: CR H387-390)
12/17/2015 Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Unanimous Consent.
11/17/2015 Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Senator Corker with an amendment in the nature of a substitute and an amendment to the title. Without written report.
01/26/2015 Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H542-544)
01/22/2015 Introduced in House

All Actions (30)

Date Chamber
02/08/2016 Became Public Law No: 114-119. (TXT | PDF)
02/08/2016 Signed by President.
02/04/2016 House Presented to President.
02/01/2016-4:51pm House Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
02/01/2016-4:51pm House On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendments Agreed to by voice vote. (text as House agreed to Senate amendments: CR H387-390)
02/01/2016-4:21pm House DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on the motion to suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendments to H.R. 515.
02/01/2016-4:21pm House Mr. Smith (NJ) moved that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendments. (consideration: CR H387-394)
12/18/2015 Senate Message on Senate action sent to the House.
12/18/2015 Senate Notwithstanding the passage of H.R. 515, the committee reported title amendment was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.
12/17/2015 Senate Passed Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Unanimous Consent.
12/17/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2936 Amendment SA 2936 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
12/17/2015 Senate S.Amdt.2936 Amendment SA 2936 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Corker. (consideration: CR S8834; text: CR S8834) To modify the authorization of appropriations.
12/17/2015 Senate The committee substitute agreed to by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S8831-8834; text of measure as reported in Senate: CR S8832-8834)
11/17/2015 Senate Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 296.
11/17/2015 Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Senator Corker with an amendment in the nature of a substitute and an amendment to the title. Without written report.
Action By: Committee on Foreign Relations
11/10/2015 Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported with amendments favorably.
Action By: Committee on Foreign Relations
02/04/2015 Senate Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
01/28/2015 Senate Received in the Senate.
01/27/2015-4:25pm House ENGROSSMENT CORRECTION - Unanimous consent was granted for the Clerk to make a correction in the engrossment to H.R. 515 in a form placed at the desk.
01/26/2015-4:08pm House Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
01/26/2015-4:08pm House On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H542-544)
01/26/2015-3:51pm House DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 515.
01/26/2015-3:51pm House Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H542-546)
01/26/2015-3:51pm House Mr. Royce moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
01/25/2015 House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations Discharged.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
01/23/2015 House Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
01/22/2015 House Referred to House Judiciary
01/22/2015 House Referred to House Foreign Affairs
01/22/2015 House Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, 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.
01/22/2015 House Introduced in House

Committees (3)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Foreign Affairs01/22/2015 Referred to
House Judiciary01/22/2015 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations01/23/2015 Referred to
01/25/2015 Discharged from
Senate Foreign Relations02/04/2015 Referred to
11/10/2015 Markup by
11/17/2015 Reported by

Related Bills (1)

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Subjects (19)

  • Administrative remedies
  • Crime prevention
  • Crime victims
  • Crimes against children
  • Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation
  • Criminal justice information and records
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Executive agency funding and structure
  • Foreign aid and international relief
  • Government information and archives
  • Human trafficking
  • International law and treaties
  • International organizations and cooperation
  • Internet and video services
  • Pornography
  • Sex offenses
  • Travel and tourism
  • Visas and passports

Latest Summary (5)

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Shown Here:
Public Law No: 114-119 (02/08/2016)

(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the Senate on December 17, 2015. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

International Megan's Law to Prevent Child Exploitation and Other Sexual Crimes Through Advanced Notification of Traveling Sex Offenders

(Sec. 4) This bill directs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to establish the Angel Watch Center within the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The center must identify outbound sex offender travelers who failed to provide advanced notice of international travel and provide a list of such individuals to the Marshals Service (USMS) to investigate.

The center may receive notifications of inbound sex offender travel. It must share information with the Department of Justice (DOJ) and other government agencies.

The center may also transmit advance notice of sex offender travel to a destination country. It must comply with certain procedures, collect specified data, and establish a process to receive, review, and respond to individual complaints of erroneous notifications.

(Sec. 5) The USMS may receive and transmit notification of international travel by sex offenders. It may also share information about sex offender travel with other government agencies.

This bill requires the USMS to ensure consistent advance notification to destination countries of international travel by registered sex offenders.

The USMS must share certain information with the center, including a list of individuals who provided advanced notice of international travel, a determination of compliance with sex offender registration requirements, and sex offender travel information. It must also establish a process to receive, review, and respond to individual complaints of erroneous notifications.

DOJ must collect specified data related to transmitted notifications.

(Sec. 6) The bill amends the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) to require a registered sex offender to also report information on intended international travel for inclusion in the sex offender registry.

It amends the federal criminal code to make it a crime for a sex offender to knowingly fail to provide such information. A violation is subject to a fine, up to 10 years in prison, or both.

(Sec. 7) It expresses the sense of Congress that the Department of State should negotiate reciprocal international agreements to further the purposes of this Act and SORNA.

(Sec. 8) This bill amends the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 to prohibit the State Department from issuing a passport to a sex offender, unless the passport contains a unique identifier. A "unique identifier" is any visual sex offender designation that is conspicuously affixed to a passport.

(Sec. 9) DHS, DOJ, and the State Department must develop and report jointly to Congress on a process to implement the unique identifier requirement on sex offender passports.

(Sec. 10) The State Department may provide technical assistance to foreign authorities to facilitate effective participation in the notification program established by this Act.

(Sec. 11) The bill authorizes appropriations for FY2017-FY2018.

(Sec. 12) It prohibits construing this Act to limit international information sharing or law enforcement cooperation pursuant to any authority of DOJ, DHS, or any other department or agency.