HR 1940

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 1940

To ensure compliance with the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction by countries with which the United States enjoys reciprocal obligations, to establish procedures for the prompt return of children abducted to other countries, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 23, 2011

Mr. SMITH of New Jersey (for himself and Mr. WOLF) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Financial Services, the Judiciary, and Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To ensure compliance with the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction by countries with which the United States enjoys reciprocal obligations, to establish procedures for the prompt return of children abducted to other countries, and for other purposes.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS; SENSE OF CONGRESS; PURPOSES.

SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.

TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF STATE ACTIVITIES

SEC. 101. OFFICE ON INTERNATIONAL CHILD ABDUCTIONS; AMBASSADOR AT LARGE FOR INTERNATIONAL CHILD ABDUCTIONS.

SEC. 102. ANNUAL REPORT.

TITLE II--PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS

SEC. 201. PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS IN RESPONSE TO PATTERNS OF NONCOOPERATION IN CASES OF INTERNATIONAL CHILD ABDUCTIONS.

SEC. 202. CONSULTATIONS.

SEC. 203. REPORT TO CONGRESS.

SEC. 204. PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS.

SEC. 205. EFFECTS ON EXISTING CONTRACTS.

SEC. 206. PRESIDENTIAL WAIVER.

SEC. 207. PUBLICATION IN FEDERAL REGISTER.

SEC. 208. TERMINATION OF PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS.

SEC. 209. PRECLUSION OF JUDICIAL REVIEW.

SEC. 210. UNITED STATES ASSISTANCE.

SEC. 211. MULTILATERAL ASSISTANCE.

SEC. 212. AMENDMENT TO GENERALIZED SYSTEM OF PREFERENCES ELIGIBILITY FOR GENERALIZED SYSTEM OF PREFERENCES.

TITLE III--MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

SEC. 301. AMENDMENT OF RESTRICTION FOR THE ISSUANCE OF PASSPORTS FOR CHILDREN UNDER AGE 14.

SEC. 302. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

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