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Titles (3)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2017

Short Titles as Introduced for portions of this bill
  • Public-Private Partnership Advisory Council to End Human Trafficking Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To prioritize the fight against human trafficking in the United States.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
12/07/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (5)

Date
01/22/2018Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
12/07/2017Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Education and the Workforce, and Foreign Affairs, 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
12/07/2017Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Education and the Workforce, and Foreign Affairs, 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
12/07/2017Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Education and the Workforce, and Foreign Affairs, 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
12/07/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (2)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4]* 12/07/2017
Rep. Norman, Ralph [R-SC-5] 05/09/2018

Committees (3)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary12/07/2017 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations01/22/2018 Referred to
House Education and the Workforce12/07/2017 Referred to
House Foreign Affairs12/07/2017 Referred to

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Latest Summary (1)

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Introduced in House (12/07/2017)

Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2017

This bill specifies that Community Oriented Policing Services program grants to hire school resource officers may also be used to train such officers to recognize and respond to signs of human trafficking.

It reauthorizes through FY2022 the Creating Hope Through Outreach, Options, Services, and Education for Children and Youth (i.e., CHOOSE Children & Youth) grant program.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) may bring a civil action to stop or prevent criminal offenses, including trafficking, child sexual exploitation and abuse, or sexual abuse.

The bill revises and expands the functions and duties of the National Center on Missing and Exploited Children.

It broadens the authority of the U.S. Secret Service to provide forensic and investigative assistance to state and local law enforcement agencies.

The bill reauthorizes through FY2021 several trafficking prevention and law enforcement programs, including for foreign victim assistance.

The bill formally establishes the Office of Victim Assistance within Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

It makes 1% of the Crime Victims Fund available for direct assistance services for crime victims.

The bill directs certain federal agencies to periodically improve human trafficking training programs for employees.

DOJ must establish a victim screening protocol for use during anti-trafficking law enforcement operations.

It prioritizes, with respect to juvenile and family court grants, programs that improve the judicial response to children vulnerable to human trafficking.

This bill establishes the Public-Private Partnership Advisory Council to End Human Trafficking.