Text: S.4798 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (10/05/2020)


116th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 4798


To use grant funds to provide identification kits to certain children, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

October 5, 2020

Mr. Cruz introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To use grant funds to provide identification kits to certain children, 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 “National Child Identification Act of 2019”.

SEC. 2. Identification kits for missing children.

(a) Findings.—Section 402 of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 (34 U.S.C. 11291) is amended—

(1) in paragraph (6), by striking “and” at the end;

(2) in paragraph (7), by striking the period at the end and inserting a semicolon; and

(3) by adding after paragraph (7) the following:

“(8) the proactive collection and central storage of comprehensive identification information about individual children by local, State, and Federal law enforcement agencies is resource intensive; and

“(9) the National Child Identification Program, known as ‘Safety Blitz’—

“(A) is a national community service initiative that has partnered with the Department of Justice, Department of State, Federal Bureau of Investigation, local law enforcement agencies, nonprofit organizations, and community organizations to provide families with an inkless, in-home fingerprint and DNA identification kit, which can be turned over to law enforcement, by the parent or guardian of a child to provide information on a missing or trafficked child; and

“(B) promotes the proactive collection and storage of comprehensive identification information within the home, decentralizing the process for law enforcement agencies that often lack the resources to collect and centrally store vital identification information related to individual children.”.

(b) Grants.—Section 405 of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 (34 U.S.C. 11294) is amended by—

(1) redesignating paragraphs (5), (6), (7), (8), and (9) as paragraphs (6), (7), (8), (9), and (10), respectively; and

(2) inserting after paragraph (4) the following:

“(5) to provide to local law enforcement, for distribution to parents of children who attend kindergarten or elementary school (as such term is defined in section 8101 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965), inkless, in-home fingerprint and DNA identification kits, which can be turned over to Federal, State, tribal, or local law enforcement in an effort to locate and return missing or trafficked children;”.


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