House Bill 1688
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Native American Child Protection Act
Active
Active
Passed House on May 12, 2021
Overview
Text
Introduced
Mar 9, 2021
Latest Action
Jul 21, 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
1688
Congress
117
Policy Area
Native Americans
Native Americans
Primary focus of measure is matters affecting Native Americans, including Alaska Natives and Hawaiians, in a variety of domestic policy settings. This includes claims, intergovernmental relations, and Indian lands and resources.
Sponsorship by Party
Passed
May 12, 2021
Type
Voice Vote
Voice Vote
A vote in which the presiding officer states the question, then asks those in favor and against to say "Yea" or "Nay," respectively, and announces the result according to his or her judgment. The names or numbers of senators voting on each side are not recorded.
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H2222-2223)
Summary

Native American Child Protection Act

This bill reauthorizes through FY2027 and otherwise revises certain programs related to the prevention, investigation, treatment, and prosecution of family violence, child abuse, and child neglect involving Indian children and families.

Specifically, the bill revises the Indian Child Abuse Treatment Grant Program to authorize Indian tribes, intertribal consortia, and partnerships with urban Indian organizations to use grants for culturally appropriate treatment services and programs.

The bill renames the Indian Child Resource and Family Services Centers as the National Indian Child Resource and Family Services Center. It also requires the center to (1) provide advice, technical assistance, and training to urban Indian organizations; (2) develop certain technical assistance materials for Indian tribes, tribal organizations, and urban Indian organizations; and (3) develop model intergovernmental agreements between tribes and states to prevent, investigate, treat, and prosecute incidents of family violence, child abuse, and child neglect involving Indian children and families.

Additionally, the bill revises the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Program to allow Indian tribes, tribal organizations, and intertribal consortia to use program funds for additional activities, such as operational costs for child protective services.

Text (3)
May 13, 2021
May 12, 2021
March 9, 2021
Actions (11)
07/21/2021
Committee on Indian Affairs. Hearings held.
05/13/2021
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.
05/12/2021
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
05/12/2021
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H2222-2223)
05/12/2021
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H2222-2223)
05/12/2021
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1688.
05/12/2021
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H2222-2224)
05/12/2021
Mr. Soto moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
05/06/2021
Referred to the Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States.
03/09/2021
Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.
03/09/2021
Introduced in House
Public Record
Record Created
Mar 10, 2021 8:12:13 AM
Record Updated
Sep 22, 2021 6:20:26 PM