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Short Titles as Introduced

Missing Childrens Assistance Act of 1983

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Official Title as Introduced

A bill to amend the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 to provide for assistance in locating missing children and to authorize appropriations for the fiscal years 1985 through 1988.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
11/03/1983Introduced in House

All Actions (4)

Date All Actions
04/02/1984Executive Comment Requested from Justice.
12/12/1983Referred to Subcommittee on Human Resources.
Action By: Committee on Education and Labor
11/03/1983Referred to House Committee on Education and Labor.
Action By: House of Representatives
11/03/1983Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (147)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Andrews, Ike [D-NC-4]* 11/03/1983
Rep. Murphy, Austin J. [D-PA-22]* 11/03/1983
Rep. Smith, Lawrence [D-FL-16]* 11/03/1983
Rep. Marriott, David Daniel [R-UT-2]* 11/03/1983
Rep. Shaw, E. Clay, Jr. [R-FL-15]* 11/03/1983
Rep. Fazio, Vic [D-CA-4]* 11/03/1983
Rep. Andrews, Michael [D-TX-25]* 11/03/1983
Rep. Ottinger, Richard L. [D-NY-20]* 11/03/1983
Rep. Sisisky, Norman [D-VA-4]* 11/03/1983
Rep. Nelson, Bill [D-FL-11]* 11/03/1983
Rep. Madigan, Edward R. [R-IL-15] 02/21/1984
Rep. Kasich, John R. [R-OH-12] 02/21/1984
Rep. Weiss, Ted [D-NY-17] 02/21/1984
Rep. Whitehurst, G. William [R-VA-2] 02/21/1984
Rep. McKinney, Stewart B. [R-CT-4] 02/21/1984
Rep. Bates, Jim [D-CA-44] 02/21/1984
Rep. Barnes, Michael D. [D-MD-8] 02/21/1984
Rep. Evans, Lane [D-IL-17] 02/21/1984
Rep. Torricelli, Robert G. [D-NJ-9] 02/21/1984
Rep. Bosco, Douglas H. [D-CA-1] 02/21/1984
Rep. Young, Robert A. [D-MO-2] 02/21/1984
Rep. Hawkins, Augustus F. [D-CA-29] 04/05/1984
Rep. Frank, Barney [D-MA-4] 04/05/1984
Rep. Hertel, Dennis M. [D-MI-14] 04/05/1984
Rep. Hoyer, Steny H. [D-MD-5] 04/05/1984
Rep. Courter, Jim [R-NJ-12] 04/05/1984
Rep. Fascell, Dante B. [D-FL-19] 04/05/1984
Rep. D'Amours, Norman E. [D-NH-1] 04/05/1984
Rep. Siljander, Mark D. [R-MI-4] 04/05/1984
Rep. Berman, Howard L. [D-CA-26] 04/05/1984
Rep. Stokes, Louis [D-OH-21] 04/05/1984
Rep. Leland, Mickey [D-TX-18] 04/05/1984
Rep. Minish, Joseph G. [D-NJ-11] 04/05/1984
Rep. Snowe, Olympia J. [R-ME-2] 04/05/1984
Rep. Lewis, Thomas F. [R-FL-12] 04/05/1984
Rep. Gingrich, Newt [R-GA-6] 04/05/1984
Rep. Oberstar, James L. [D-MN-8] 04/05/1984
Rep. Mitchell, Parren J. [D-MD-7] 04/05/1984
Rep. Hall, Tony P. [D-OH-3] 04/05/1984
Rep. Crockett, George W., Jr. [D-MI-13] 04/05/1984
Rep. Addabbo, Joseph P. [D-NY-6] 04/05/1984
Rep. Hayes, Charles A. [D-IL-1] 04/05/1984
Rep. Bilirakis, Michael [R-FL-9] 04/05/1984
Rep. Vandergriff, Tommy J. [D-TX-26] 04/05/1984
Rep. Wyden, Ron [D-OR-3] 04/05/1984
Rep. Eckart, Dennis E. [D-OH-11] 04/05/1984
Rep. Roybal, Edward R. [D-CA-25] 04/05/1984
Rep. Mrazek, Robert J. [D-NY-3] 04/05/1984
Rep. English, Glenn [D-OK-6] 04/05/1984
Rep. Morrison, Bruce A. [D-CT-3] 04/05/1984
Rep. McKernan, John R., Jr. [R-ME-1] 04/05/1984
Rep. Kindness, Thomas N. [R-OH-8] 04/05/1984
Rep. Scheuer, James H. [D-NY-8] 04/05/1984
Rep. Stark, Fortney Pete [D-CA-9] 04/05/1984
Rep. Walgren, Doug [D-PA-18] 04/05/1984
Rep. Reid, Harry [D-NV-1] 04/05/1984
Rep. Akaka, Daniel K. [D-HI-2] 04/05/1984
Rep. Hughes, William J. [D-NJ-2] 04/05/1984
Rep. Mikulski, Barbara A. [D-MD-3] 04/05/1984
Rep. Mazzoli, Romano L. [D-KY-3] 04/05/1984
Rep. Glickman, Dan [D-KS-4] 04/05/1984
Rep. Jones, James R. [D-OK-1] 04/05/1984
Rep. Fauntroy, Walter E. [D-DC-At Large] 04/05/1984
Rep. Boxer, Barbara [D-CA-6] 04/05/1984
Rep. Smith, Robert [R-OR-2] 04/05/1984
Rep. Bryant, John W. [D-TX-5] 04/05/1984
Rep. Harkin, Tom [D-IA-5] 04/05/1984
Rep. Yates, Sidney R. [D-IL-9] 04/05/1984
Rep. Roe, Robert A. [D-NJ-8] 04/05/1984
Rep. Howard, James J. [D-NJ-3] 04/05/1984
Rep. Roukema, Marge [R-NJ-5] 04/05/1984
Rep. Lent, Norman F. [R-NY-4] 04/05/1984
Rep. Ford, Harold E. [D-TN-9] 04/05/1984
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9] 04/05/1984
Rep. Darden, George (Buddy) [D-GA-7] 04/05/1984
Rep. Hiler, John Patrick [R-IN-3] 04/05/1984
Rep. Barnard, Doug, Jr. [D-GA-10] 04/05/1984
Rep. Jenkins, Edgar L. [D-GA-9] 04/05/1984
Rep. Levin, Sander M. [D-MI-17] 04/05/1984
Rep. Burton, Dan [R-IN-6] 04/05/1984
Rep. Dicks, Norman D. [D-WA-6] 04/05/1984
Rep. Swift, Al [D-WA-2] 04/05/1984
Rep. Martin, James G. [R-NC-9] 04/05/1984
Rep. Dwyer, Bernard J. [D-NJ-6] 04/05/1984
Rep. Towns, Edolphus [D-NY-11] 04/05/1984
Rep. Vento, Bruce F. [D-MN-4] 04/05/1984
Rep. Mineta, Norman Y. [D-CA-13] 04/05/1984
Rep. Hall, Katie [D-IN-1] 04/05/1984
Rep. Rangel, Charles B. [D-NY-16] 04/05/1984
Rep. Coelho, Anthony Lee [D-CA-15] 04/05/1984
Rep. Williams, Pat [D-MT-1] 04/05/1984
Rep. Ferraro, Geraldine A. [D-NY-9] 04/05/1984
Rep. McEwen, Bob [R-OH-6] 04/05/1984
Rep. Green, S. William [R-NY-15] 04/05/1984
Rep. Patman, William N. [D-TX-14] 04/05/1984
Rep. McGrath, Raymond J. [R-NY-5] 04/05/1984
Rep. Sabo, Martin Olav [D-MN-5] 04/05/1984
Rep. Wolpe, Howard E. [D-MI-3] 04/05/1984
Rep. Guarini, Frank J. [D-NJ-14] 04/05/1984
Rep. Kolter, Joseph P. [D-PA-4] 04/05/1984
Rep. Young, C. W. Bill [R-FL-8] 04/05/1984
Rep. Owens, Major R. [D-NY-12] 04/05/1984
Rep. Lundine, Stanley N. [D-NY-34] 04/05/1984
Rep. Weaver, James H. [D-OR-4] 04/05/1984
Rep. LaFalce, John J. [D-NY-32] 04/05/1984
Rep. Bedell, Berkley W. [D-IA-6] 04/05/1984
Rep. Rahall, Nick J., II [D-WV-4] 04/05/1984
Rep. de Lugo, Ron [D-VI-At Large] 04/25/1984
Rep. Kastenmeier, Robert W. [D-WI-2] 04/25/1984
Rep. Edgar, Robert W. [D-PA-7] 04/25/1984
Rep. Dixon, Julian C. [D-CA-28] 04/25/1984
Rep. McCloskey, Frank [D-IN-8] 04/25/1984
Rep. Kennelly, Barbara B. [D-CT-1] 04/25/1984
Rep. Mavroules, Nicholas [D-MA-6] 04/25/1984
Rep. Biaggi, Mario [D-NY-19] 04/25/1984
Rep. Wirth, Timothy [D-CO-2] 04/25/1984
Rep. Bateman, Herbert H. [R-VA-1] 04/25/1984
Rep. Schroeder, Patricia [D-CO-1] 04/25/1984
Rep. Gejdenson, Sam [D-CT-2] 04/25/1984
Rep. Bennett, Charles E. [D-FL-3] 04/25/1984
Rep. Daschle, Thomas A. [D-SD-At Large] 04/25/1984
Rep. Gore, Albert, Jr. [D-TN-6] 04/25/1984
Rep. Richardson, Bill [D-NM-3] 04/25/1984
Rep. Torres, Estaban Edward [D-CA-34] 04/25/1984
Rep. MacKay, Buddy [D-FL-6] 04/26/1984
Rep. Yatron, Gus [D-PA-6] 04/26/1984
Rep. Spratt, John M., Jr. [D-SC-5] 09/26/1984
Rep. Fields, Jack [R-TX-8] 09/26/1984
Rep. Martinez, Matthew G. [D-CA-30] 09/26/1984
Rep. Florio, James J. [D-NJ-1] 09/26/1984
Rep. Kostmayer, Peter H. [D-PA-8] 09/26/1984
Rep. Schneider, Claudine [R-RI-2] 09/26/1984
Rep. Lantos, Tom [D-CA-11] 09/26/1984
Rep. Hutto, Earl [D-FL-1] 09/26/1984
Rep. Borski, Robert A. [D-PA-3] 09/26/1984
Rep. Waxman, Henry A. [D-CA-24] 09/26/1984
Rep. Matsui, Robert T. [D-CA-3] 09/26/1984
Rep. Lloyd, Marilyn [D-TN-3] 09/26/1984
Rep. Pease, Donald J. [D-OH-13] 09/26/1984
Rep. Hopkins, Larry J. [R-KY-6] 09/26/1984
Rep. Gregg, Judd [R-NH-2] 09/26/1984
Rep. Panetta, Leon [D-CA-16] 09/26/1984
Rep. Gekas, George W. [R-PA-17] 09/26/1984
Rep. Boner, William H. [D-TN-5] 09/26/1984
Rep. Bonior, David E. [D-MI-12] 09/26/1984
Rep. Collins, Cardiss [D-IL-7] 09/26/1984
Rep. Packard, Ron [R-CA-43] 10/03/1984

Committees (1)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Education and Labor11/03/1983 Referred to
House Education and Labor Subcommittee on Human Resources12/12/1983 Referred to

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Introduced in House (11/03/1983)

Missing Children's Assistance Act of 1983 - Amends the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 to require the Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to establish and maintain a national toll-free telephone line for reporting information regarding the location of missing children. Directs the Administrator to establish a national resource center and clearinghouse to: (1) provide technical assistance to State and local governments and agencies in locating missing children; (2) coordinate public and private efforts to recover missing children; and (3) disseminate information on innovative missing childrens' programs, services, and legislation.

Requires the Administrator to publish an annual summary of research on missing children and prepare a comprehensive plan for coordinating activities of all agencies and organizations responsible for missing children.

Authorizes the Administrator, in consultation with the Advisory Board on Missing Children, to make grants for research or demonstration or service programs designed to: (1) educate parents and community agencies on ways to prevent the abduction of children; (2) assist in the recovery or tracking of missing children; (3) aid communities in collecting material to assist parents in the identification of their children; (4) demonstrate the psychological consequences of a child's abduction; and (5) collect data on investigative practices utilized by law enforcement agencies.

Requires the Administrator to appoint an Advisory Board on Missing Children to assist the Administrator in coordinating programs and activities relating to missing children.

Authorizes appropriations for FY 1984 through 1988.