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.
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.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with amendments by Unanimous Consent.
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This bill allows the Department of Health and Human Services to provide grants for evidence-informed child sexual abuse awareness and prevention programs. The grants may be awarded for a period of up to five years.
A bill that is word-for-word identical to another bill. Bills are characterized as identical to each other at the introduced stage only, even though a later (e.g., reported or passed) version of a bill might meet the same criteria for text similarity. Companion measures, procedurally-related measures, and legislation with text similarities are other related bill types.