House Bill 1652
117th Congress(2021-2022)
VOCA Fix to Sustain the Crime Victims Fund Act of 2021
Became Law
Amendments
Became Law
Became Public Law 117-27 on Jul 22, 2021
Overview
Text
Introduced
Mar 8, 2021
Latest Action
Jul 22, 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
1652
Congress
117
Policy Area
Crime and Law Enforcement
Crime and Law Enforcement
Primary focus of measure is criminal offenses, investigation and prosecution, procedure and sentencing; corrections and imprisonment; juvenile crime; law enforcement administration. Measures concerning terrorism may fall under Emergency Management or International Affairs policy areas.
Sponsorship by Party
Passed
March 17, 2021
Type
Final Passage Under Suspension Of The Rules Results
House Roll Call Votes
Summary

VOCA Fix to Sustain the Crime Victims Fund Act of 2021

This bill adds a new source of revenue for the Crime Victims Fund and makes changes to formula grants supported by the fund.

Specifically, the bill directs revenues collected from deferred prosecution and non-prosecution agreements to be deposited into the Crime Victims Fund. Currently, such revenues are deposited into the general fund of the Treasury.

Additionally, the bill increases the percentage—from 60% to 75%—of state compensation payments to crime victims in the prior fiscal year used to calculate formula grants for state victim compensation programs.

Finally, the bill directs states to waive the matching requirement for recipients of state victim assistance formula grants during and for one year after a pandemic-related national emergency. It also allows states to waive the matching requirement pursuant to a policy established by the state.

Text (4)
Amendments (1)
Jul 20, 2021
Not Agreed to in Senate
4
Sponsorship
Senate Amendment 2121
To ensure adequate funding in the Crime Victims Fund is disbursed to victims, their families, and their advocates each year.
Active
Actions (18)
07/22/2021
Became Public Law No: 117-27.
07/22/2021
Signed by President.
07/21/2021
Presented to President.
07/21/2021
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
07/20/2021
Passed Senate, under the order of 7/14/21, having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, without amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 100 - 0. Record Vote Number: 272.
07/20/2021
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate, under the order of 7/14/21, having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, without amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 100 - 0. Record Vote Number: 272.
07/20/2021
Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S4962-4965, S4967-4974)
03/18/2021
Received in the Senate, read twice.
03/17/2021
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
03/17/2021
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 384 - 38 (Roll no. 89). (text: 3/16/2021 CR H1390-1391)
03/17/2021
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 384 - 38 (Roll no. 89).(text: 3/16/2021 CR H1390-1391)
03/17/2021
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H1481-1482)
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. 1652.
03/16/2021
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H1390-1393)
03/16/2021
Mr. Nadler moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
03/08/2021
Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
03/08/2021
Introduced in House
Public Record
Record Created
Mar 9, 2021 8:12:12 AM
Record Updated
Sep 22, 2021 6:19:47 PM