Key Votes

S 151 - Enhance AMBER Alert bill - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Lamar Smith voted Yea (Conference Report Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) - Became Public Law No. 108-21 -
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (98-0) - (Key vote)
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (400-25) - (Key vote)

Title: Enhance AMBER Alert bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt the conference report that would combat child crimes, including, but not limited to, enhance the AMBER alert program, provide additional protection for children against sex crimes, and promote stricter sentencing for child pornography and other child sex crime offenders.

Highlights:
  • Establishes a coordinator for the AMBER alert network to distribute bulletins on missing children through various mediums.
  • Allows the police more technology communication to prevent child sexual predators, and enforcers stricter punishments regarding sex crimes involving children.
  • Imposes mandatory sentences for adult sex crime offenders; including a national website with a roster of registered sex offenders.
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) -
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

NOTE: THIS VOTE PASSED BY UNANIMOUS CONSENT, MEANING NO MEMBER OBJECTED TO THE PASSAGE OF THE VOTE. THIS DOES NOT NECESSARILY INDICATE THAT ALL MEMBERS FAVORED THE VOTE'S OUTCOME.

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (84-0) - (Key vote)
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Enhance AMBER Alert bill

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