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Introduced in House (02/12/2015)


114th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 956


To amend the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 to require the Secretary of Defense maintain a registry of sex offenders.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 12, 2015

Ms. Speier (for herself, Mr. Meehan, Mr. Coffman, and Mr. Johnson of Georgia) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, 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


A BILL

To amend the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 to require the Secretary of Defense maintain a registry of sex offenders.

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 “Military Track Register and Alert Communities Act of 2015” or as the “Military TRAC Act” .

SEC. 2. Definition of military offender.

Section 111 of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (42 U.S.C. 16911) is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(15) MILITARY OFFENDER.—The term ‘military offender’ means an individual who was convicted of a military offense specified by the Secretary of Defense under section 115(a)(8)(C)(i) of Public Law 105–119 (10 U.S.C. 951 note), or an attempt or conspiracy to commit such an offense.”.

SEC. 3. Secretary of Defense to maintain a registry for military sex offenders.

Section 112 of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (42 U.S.C. 16912) is amended in subsection (a), by inserting after “Each jurisdiction” the following: “, and, for military offenders, the Secretary of Defense (including any military offender serving in the Coast Guard, without regard to the department in which the Coast Guard is operating),”.

SEC. 4. Conforming amendments.

(a) Initial registration of military offenders.—Section 113(a) of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (42 U.S.C. 16913(a)) is amended by inserting before the period at the end the following: “, and, in the case of a military offender, with the Secretary of Defense”.

(b) Information required in registration.—Section 114(b) of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (42 U.S.C. 16914(b)) is amended by inserting after “in which the sex offender registers” the following: “, and, in the case of military offenders, the Secretary of Defense,”.

(c) Public access to sex offender information.—Section 118 of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (42 U.S.C. 16918) is amended by inserting “, and, in the case of military offenders, the Secretary of Defense,” after “jurisdiction” each place it appears.

(d) National Sex Offender Registry.—Section 119 of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (42 U.S.C. 16919) is amended—

(1) in subsection (a), by inserting after “jurisdiction’s sex offender registry” the following: “, and, in the case of military offenders, the registry of the Secretary of Defense,”; and

(2) in subsection (b), by inserting after “all relevant jurisdictions” the following: “and, in the case of military offenders, the Secretary of Defense”.

(e) Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website.—Section 120(b) of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (42 U.S.C. 16920(b)) is amended by inserting after “a jurisdiction’s Internet site” the following: “, and, in the case of a military offender, the appropriate Internet site of the Secretary of Defense”.

(f) Kanka and Zapp Community Notification Program.—Section 121 of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (42 U.S.C. 16921) is amended by inserting after “appropriate official in the jurisdiction” the following: “(and, in the case of military offenders, the Secretary of Defense)”.

(g) Actions taken when offender fails To comply.—Section 122 of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (42 U.S.C. 16922) is amended by inserting after “jurisdiction’s registry” the following: “(and, in the case of military offenders, the registry of the Secretary of Defense)”.

(h) Development and availability of registry software.—Section 123 of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (42 U.S.C. 16923) is amended by inserting “, and, in the case of military offenders, the Secretary of Defense,” after “jurisdictions” each place it appears.

(i) Registration of sex offenders entering the United States.—Section 128 of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (42 U.S.C. 16928) is amended by inserting after “the relevant jurisdictions” the following: “, and, in the case of military offenders, the Secretary of Defense,”.

SEC. 5. Effective date.

This Act and the amendments made by this Act shall take effect 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act.