The following is an update on pending child protection legislation.
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) President and CEO Ernie Allen today issued the following statement on H.R. 2517 and H.R. 3791. The Protecting Our Children Comes First Act of 2007, H.R. 2517, reauthorizes federal funding for NCMEC through 2013. The Securing Our Adolescents From Exploitation (SAFE) Act, H.R. 3791, enhances current efforts to keep child pornography off the Internet.
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GovTrack.us. H.R. 3791–110th Congress (2007): SAFE Act of 2007
GovTrack.us. H.R. 2517–110th Congress (2007): Protecting Our Children Comes First Act of 2007
There has been no movement of funding for the National Center for Missing Adults (NCMA).
GovTrack.us. H.R. 423–110th Congress (2007): Kristen’s Act Reauthorization of 2007
Update 12-05-07 Though few would argue about addtional funding to protect children, it is hard to understand the reluctance of Congress to fund the NCMA.
- They are seeking authorizations to be appropriated to carry out this Act of, $4,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2008 through 2018.
WASHINGTON — If all goes well for him this week, Texas Rep. Nick Lampson will secure House approval of two bills aimed at curbing crimes against children and restore some credibility to a lawmakers’ group criticized during last year’s congressional page scandal.
Lampson, a suburban Houston Democrat, expects votes this week on bills authorizing a $30 million increase in the budget for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and toughening sanctions against Internet service providers that fail to report users possibly committing crimes against children through cyberspace.
S. 1829: Protect our Children First Act of 2007
Protect our Children First Act of 2007 – Amends the Missing Children’s Assistance Act to: (1) revise and expand the required uses for the annual grant made to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; and (2) reauthorize the missing children’s assistance and the NCMEC grant programs through FY2013.
Amends the Crime Control Act of 1990 to allow Inspector General staff members to assist the NCMEC in conducting reviews of inactive missing children case files.