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Titles (4)

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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017

Short Titles as Reported to House

Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017

Short Titles as Introduced

Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To prevent the sexual abuse of minors and amateur athletes by requiring the prompt reporting of sexual abuse to law enforcement authorities, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (4)

Date
05/25/2017Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 415 - 3 (Roll no. 285).(text: CR H4579-4580)
05/22/2017Committee on Education and the Workforce discharged.
05/22/2017Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 115-136, Part I.
04/06/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (37)

Date Chamber
06/05/2017SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
05/25/2017-11:48amHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
05/25/2017-11:48amHouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 415 - 3 (Roll no. 285). (text: CR H4579-4580)
05/25/2017-11:41amHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H4590-4591)
05/25/2017-10:16amHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 1973, the Chair put the question on passage and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Goodlatte demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on passage of the bill until later in the legislative day.
05/25/2017-10:15amHouseThe House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
05/25/2017-10:15amHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
05/25/2017-10:15amHouseThe House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1973.
05/25/2017-10:13amHouseH.Amdt.122 On agreeing to the O'Halleran amendment (A003) Agreed to by voice vote.
05/25/2017-10:06amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 352, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the O'Halleran amendment No. 3.
05/25/2017-10:06amHouseH.Amdt.122 Amendment (A003) offered by Mr. O'Halleran. (consideration: CR H4581-4582; text: CR H4581)
05/25/2017-10:05amHouseH.Amdt.121 By unanimous consent, the Costa amendment was withdrawn.
05/25/2017-10:01amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 352, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Costa amendment No. 2.
05/25/2017-10:01amHouseH.Amdt.121 Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. Costa. (consideration: CR H4581; text: CR H4581)
05/25/2017-10:00amHouseH.Amdt.120 On agreeing to the Johnson (LA) amendment (A001) Agreed to by voice vote.
05/25/2017-9:54amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 352, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Johnson (LA) amendment No. 1.
05/25/2017-9:54amHouseH.Amdt.120 Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. Johnson (LA). (consideration: CR H4580-4581; text: CR H4580)
05/25/2017-9:19amHouseGENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole resumed with general debate on H.R. 1973.
05/25/2017-9:19amHouseSubsequently, the Committee resume its sitting.
05/25/2017-9:18amHouseThe Committee of the Whole rose informally to receive a message from the Senate.
05/25/2017-9:18amHouseGENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1973.
05/25/2017-9:18amHouseThe Speaker designated the Honorable Bruce Poliquin to act as Chairman of the Committee.
05/25/2017-9:18amHouseHouse resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 352 and Rule XVIII.
05/25/2017-9:17amHouseThe resolution provides for one hour of general debate on H.R. 1973 and H.R. 1761. The resolution provides for proceedings during the period from May 26, 2017 through June 5, 2017.
05/25/2017-9:17amHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 352. (consideration: CR H4575-4582)
05/23/2017-5:29pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 352 Reported to House. The resolution provides for one hour of general debate on H.R. 1973 and H.R. 1761. The resolution provides for proceedings during the period from May 26, 2017 through June 5, 2017.
05/22/2017HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 85.
05/22/2017HouseCommittee on Education and the Workforce discharged.
05/22/2017HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 115-136, Part I.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
05/18/2017HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
05/18/2017HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
05/01/2017HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
05/01/2017HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
04/06/2017HouseReferred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, 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.
04/06/2017HouseReferred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, 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.
04/06/2017HouseReferred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, 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.
04/06/2017HouseIntroduced in House

Committees (3)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary04/06/2017 Referred to
05/18/2017 Markup by
05/22/2017 Reported by H. Rept. 115-136
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice05/01/2017 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations05/01/2017 Referred to
House Education and the Workforce04/06/2017 Referred to
05/22/2017 Discharged from
Senate Judiciary06/05/2017 Referred to

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Latest Summary (3)

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Passed House amended (05/25/2017)

Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017

(Sec. 2) This bill amends the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990 to extend the duty to report suspected child abuse to adults who are authorized to interact with minor or amateur athletes at an amateur sports organization facility or at an event sanctioned by a national governing body (NGB) or member of an NGB. An NGB is an amateur sports organization that is recognized by the International Olympic Committee.

An authorized adult who fails to report suspected child abuse is subject to criminal penalties.

(Sec. 3) The bill amends the federal criminal code to revise civil remedy provisions for a victim of a human trafficking offense or federal sex offense. Among other things, it changes the civil statute of limitations to 10 years from the date the victim reasonably discovers the violation or injury (currently, 10 years from the date the cause of action arose). The bill also extends the statute of limitations for a minor victim of a federal sex offense to file a civil action to 10 years (currently, 3 years) from the date such individual reaches age 18.

(Sec. 4) Finally, the bill amends the Amateur Sports Act of 1978:

  • to expand the authorities and duties of NGBs to prevent, report, and respond to the abuse of minor or amateur athletes;
  • to limit the civil and criminal liability of the U.S. Olympic Committee, an NGB, or an amateur sport organization in certain circumstances;
  • to prohibit construing certain provisions to limit the ability of an NGB to prevent interactions between an alleged abuser and an amateur athlete; and
  • to require (currently, authorize) the U.S. Olympic Committee to review an NGB's certification.