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Introduced in House (09/22/2016)


114th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6133


To reauthorize certain programs established by the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 22, 2016

Mr. Sensenbrenner (for himself, Mr. Bishop of Michigan, Mr. Poe of Texas, Mr. Franks of Arizona, Mrs. Lawrence, Mr. Grayson, Mr. Bost, and Mr. Goodlatte) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To reauthorize certain programs established by the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, 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 “Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act of 2016”.

SEC. 2. Sex offender management assistance (SOMA) program reauthorization.

Section 126(d) of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (42 U.S.C. 16926(d)) is amended to read as follows:

“(d) Authorization of appropriations.—There are authorized to be appropriated to the Attorney General $20,000,000 for each of the fiscal years 2017 through 2021, to be available only for the SOMA program.”.

SEC. 3. Reauthorization of Federal assistance with respect to violations of registration requirements.

Section 142(b) of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (42 U.S.C. 16941(b)) is amended by striking “such sums as may be necessary for fiscal years 2007 through 2009” and inserting “to the United States Marshals Service not less than $66,300,000 for each of the fiscal years 2017 through 2021”.

SEC. 4. Duration of sex offender registration requirements for certain juveniles.

Subparagraph (B) of section 115(b)(2) of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (42 U.S.C. 16915(b)(2)) is amended by striking “25 years” and inserting “15 years”.

SEC. 5. Public access to juvenile sex offender information.

Section 118(c) of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (42 U.S.C. 16918(c)) is amended—

(1) by striking “and” after the semicolon in paragraph (3);

(2) by redesignating paragraph (4) as paragraph (5); and

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

“(4) any information about a sex offender for whom the offense giving rise to the duty to register was an offense for which the offender was adjudicated delinquent; and”.

SEC. 6. Protection of local governments from State noncompliance penalty under SORNA.

Section 125 of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (42 U.S.C. 16925(a)) is amended—

(1) by striking “jurisdiction” each place it appears and inserting “State”;

(2) in subsection (a)—

(A) by striking “subpart 1 of part E” and inserting “section 505(c)”; and

(B) by striking “(42 U.S.C. 3750 et seq.)” and inserting “(42 U.S.C. 3755(c))”; and

(3) by adding at the end the following:

“(e) Calculation of allocation to units of local government.—Notwithstanding the formula under section 505(c) of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3755(c)), a State which is subject to a reduction in funding under subsection (a) shall—

“(1) calculate the amount to be made available to units of local government by the State pursuant to the formula under section 505(c) using the amount that would otherwise be allocated to that State for that fiscal year under section 505(c) of that Act, and make such amount available to such units of local government; and

“(2) retain for the purposes described in section 501 any amount remaining after the allocation required by paragraph (1).”.

SEC. 7. Additional information to be included in annual report on enforcement of registration requirements.

Section 635 of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (42 U.S.C. 16991) is amended—

(1) by striking “Not later than July 1 of each year” and inserting “On January 1 of each year,”;

(2) in paragraph (3), by inserting before the semicolon at the end the following: “, and an analysis of any common reasons for noncompliance with such Act”;

(3) in paragraph (4), by striking “and” at the end;

(4) in paragraph (5), by striking the period at the end and inserting a semicolon; and

(5) by adding after paragraph (5) the following:

“(6) the number of sex offenders registered in the National Sex Offender Registry;

“(7) the number of sex offenders registered in the National Sex Offender Registry who—

“(A) are adults;

“(B) are juveniles;

“(C) are adults, but who are required to register as a result of conduct committed as a juvenile; and

“(D) were convicted of statutory rape as a result of conduct committed as a juvenile; and

“(8) to the extent such information is obtainable, of the number of sex offenders registered in the National Sex Offender Registry who are juveniles—

“(A) the percentage of such offenders who were adjudicated delinquent; and

“(B) the percentage of such offenders who were prosecuted as adults.”.

SEC. 8. Ensuring supervision of released sexually dangerous persons.

(a) Probation officers.—Section 3603 of title 18, United States Code, is amended in paragraph (8)(A) by striking “or 4246” and inserting “, 4246, or 4248”.

(b) Pretrial services officers.—Section 3154 of title 18, United States Code, is amended in paragraph (12)(A) by striking “or 4246” and inserting “, 4246, or 4248”.

SEC. 9. Civil remedy for survivors of child sexual exploitation and human trafficking.

Section 2255(b) of title 18, United States Code, is amended—

(1) by striking “three years” and inserting “10 years”; and

(2) by inserting “ends” before the period at the end.

SEC. 10. Tribal Access Program.

The Attorney General is authorized to provide technical assistance, including equipment, to tribal governments for the purpose of enabling such governments to access, enter information into, and obtain information from, Federal criminal information databases, as authorized under section 534(d) of title 28, United States Code.

SEC. 11. Alternative mechanisms for in-person verification.

Section 116 of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (42 U.S.C. 16916) is amended—

(1) by striking “A sex offender shall” and inserting the following:

“(a) In general.—Except as provided in subsection (b), a sex offender shall”; and

(2) by adding at the end the following:

“(b) Alternative verification method.—A jurisdiction may allow a sex offender to comply with the requirements under subsection (a) by video conference, or another similar method, except that each offender shall appear in person not less than one time per year. The Attorney General shall approve an alternative verification method described in this subsection prior to its implementation by a jurisdiction in order to ensure that such method provides for verification that is sufficient to ensure the public safety.”.