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H.R. 1842 - Strengthening Children’s Safety Act of 2017

Introduced: 2017-05-23
Bill Status: Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
 
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115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1842


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 23, 2017

    Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


AN ACT

    To amend title 18, United States Code, to include State crimes of violence as grounds for an enhanced penalty when sex offenders fail to register or report certain information as required by Federal law, to include prior military offenses for purposes of recidivist sentencing provisions, 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 “Strengthening Children’s Safety Act of 2017”.

SEC. 2. Failure of sex offenders to register.

Section 2250(d) of title 18, United State Code, is amended—

(1) by inserting after “Federal law (including the Uniform Code of Military Justice),” the following: “State law,”; and

(2) by adding at the end the following:

“(3) DEFINITION.—In this section, the term ‘crime of violence’ has the meaning given such term in section 16.”.

SEC. 3. Prior military offenses included for purposes of recidivist sentencing provisions.

(a) Aggravated sexual abuse.—Section 2241(c) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting after “State offense” the following: “or an offense under the Uniform Code of Military Justice”.

(b) Sexual exploitation of children.—Section 2251(e) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by striking “section 920 of title 10 (article 120 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice), or under” each place it appears and inserting “the Uniform Code of Military Justice or”.

(c) Certain activities relating to material involving the sexual exploitation of minors.—Section 2252 of title 18, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in subsection (b)(1), by striking “section 920 of title 10 (article 120 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice), or under” and inserting “the Uniform Code of Military Justice or ”; and

(2) in subsection (b)(2), by striking “section 920 of title 10 (article 120 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice), or under” and inserting “the Uniform Code of Military Justice or”.

(d) Certain activities relating to material constituting or containing child pornography.—Section 2252A of title 18, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in subsection (b)(1), by striking “section 920 of title 10 (article 120 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice), or under” and inserting “the Uniform Code of Military Justice or”; and

(2) in subsection (b)(2), by striking “section 920 of title 10 (article 120 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice), or under” and inserting “the Uniform Code of Military Justice or”.

(e) Repeat offenders.—Section 2426(b)(1)(B) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting after “State law” the following: “or the Uniform Code of Military Justice”.

(f) Sentencing classification.—Section 3559 of title 18, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in subsection (e)(2)(B)—

(A) by striking “State sex offense” and inserting “State or Military sex offense”; and

(B) by inserting after “under State law” the following: “or the Uniform Code of Military Justice”; and

(2) in subsection (e)(2)(C), by inserting after “State” the following: “or Military”.

Passed the House of Representatives May 22, 2017.

    Attest:karen l. haas,   
    Clerk.

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