Summary: S.3354 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Public Law No: 115-267 (10/11/2018)

Missing Children's Assistance Act of 2018

(Sec. 2) This bill amends the Missing Children's Assistance Act:

  • to revise the definition of "missing child" to mean an individual under 18 years of age whose whereabouts are unknown to the individual's parent (currently, legal custodian),
  • to specify that a parent includes a legal guardian or an individual who functions as a parent (e.g., a grandparent),
  • to revise the functions and duties of the National Center on Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), and
  • to require the NCMEC to make publicly available the annual report on missing children and the incidence of attempted child abductions.

(Sec. 3) The bill reauthorizes through FY2023 the following:

  • programs and activities for missing and exploited children, and
  • audit requirements for grant recipients.