Summary

To amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to require States receiving funds under section 106 of such Act to have in effect a State law providing... Read More

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This bill was introduced on Dec 8, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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Dec 8, 2011

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To amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to require States receiving funds under section 106 of such Act to have in effect a State law providing for a criminal penalty on a person who has knowledge of child abuse or neglect, but fails to report such abuse or neglect to a law enforcement official or child protective services.

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 ``See Something, Say Something Act''.

SEC. 2. REQUIREMENT FOR STATES RECEIVING GRANTS FOR CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT PREVENTION AND TREATMENT PROGRAMS.

(a) In General.--Section 106(b)(2) of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (42 U.S.C. 5106a(b)(2)) is amended-- (1) in subparagraph (F), by striking ``and'' at the end; (2) in subparagraph (G), by striking the period at the end and inserting ``; and''; and (3) by adding at the end the following: ``(H) an assurance in the form of a certification by the Governor of the State that the State has in effect and is enforcing a State law providing for a criminal penalty on any person 18 years of age or older who fails to report to a State or local law enforcement official or child protective services that the person has knowledge of child abuse or neglect that occurred in the State.''. (b) Effective Date.--The amendment made by subsection (a) shall take effect on December 31, 2013....

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Bill Summary

To amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to require States receiving funds under section 106 of such Act to have in effect a State law providing for a criminal penalty on a person who has knowledge of child abuse or neglect, but fails to report such abuse or neglect to a law enforcement official or child protective services.

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