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H.R. 1862 - Global Child Protection Act of 2017

Sponsor: Martha Roby (R)
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. 1862


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 expand the scope of certain definitions pertaining to unlawful sexual conduct, 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 “Global Child Protection Act of 2017”.

SEC. 2. Expanding the definition of illicit sexual conduct.

Section 2423(f)(1) of title 18, United States Code, is amended—

(1) by striking “a sexual act (as defined in section 2246) with” and inserting “any conduct involving”; and

(2) by striking “if the sexual act” and inserting “if the conduct”.

SEC. 3. Expanding the definition of Federal sex offense.

Section 3559 of title 18, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in subsection (e)(2)(A)—

(A) by inserting after “2244(a)(1)” the following “or 2244(a)(5)”;

(B) by striking the “or” before “2423(a)”;

(C) by striking “into prostitution”; and

(D) by inserting “or 2423(c) (relating to illicit sexual conduct)” before the semicolon at the end; and

(2) in subsection (e)(3), by striking “or 2423(a)” and inserting “, 2423(a), or 2423(c)”.

Passed the House of Representatives May 22, 2017.

    Attest:karen l. haas,   
    Clerk.

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