House Bill 485
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Stronger Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act
Active
Active
Passed House on Mar 16, 2021
Overview
Text
Introduced
Jan 25, 2021
Latest Action
Mar 17, 2021
Origin Chamber
House
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
485
Congress
117
Policy Area
Families
Families
Primary focus of measure is child and family welfare, services, and relationships; marriage and family status; domestic violence and child abuse. Measures concerning public assistance programs or aging may fall under Social Welfare policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Virginia
California
Connecticut
Kentucky
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Minnesota
New Jersey
California
New York
North Carolina
North Carolina
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Dakota
California
Washington
Washington
House Votes (2)
Senate Votes (0)
Passed
March 17, 2021
Type
Final Passage Under Suspension Of The Rules Results
House Roll Call Votes
Summary

Stronger Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act

This bill reauthorizes through FY2027 and revises the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act and the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment and Adoption Reform Act of 1978 to expand services for preventing and treating child abuse.

Specifically, the bill establishes requirements concerning collecting and exchanging data about child abuse and neglect. For instance, the bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to (1) establish uniform national standards for tracking and reporting child fatalities and near fatalities resulting from maltreatment, and (2) develop an electronic interstate data exchange system that allows states to share information from their child abuse and neglect registries with other states.

In addition, the bill addresses

  • child abuse and neglect related to families impacted by substance use disorders,
  • racial bias in the child protective services system, and
  • child sexual abuse.

Finally, the bill requires HHS to examine unregulated custody transfers and make recommendations for preventing, identifying, and responding to such transfers.

Text (3)
March 17, 2021
March 16, 2021
January 25, 2021
Actions (11)
03/17/2021
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
03/16/2021
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
03/16/2021
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 345 - 73 (Roll no. 81). (text: CR H1376-1387)
03/16/2021
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 345 - 73 (Roll no. 81).(text: CR H1376-1387)
03/16/2021
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H1406-1407)
03/16/2021
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
03/16/2021
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 485.
03/16/2021
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H1376-1389)
03/16/2021
Mr. Scott (VA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
01/25/2021
Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.
01/25/2021
Introduced in House
Public Record
Record Created
Jan 26, 2021 8:12:12 AM
Record Updated
Jun 11, 2021 10:23:11 PM