|Sponsor||Rep. Klein, Ron|
|Date||July 14, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)|
|Staff Contact||Sarah Makin|
H.R. 1933 is being considered on the floor under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage on July 14, 2009. This legislation was introduced by Rep. Ron Klein (D-FL) on April 2, 2009. The bill was referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary, which took no official action.
H.R. 1933 requires the Attorney General to make a grant to the A Child Is Missing Alert and Recovery Center. The bill specifies the following uses of funds:
The bill authorizes $5 million for each fiscal year from Fiscal Year 2010 through Fiscal Year 2015.
A Child Is Missing (ACIM) is a Fort Lauderdale-based non-profit organization founded in 1997, created because no community-based program existed for locating missing children, the disabled and elderly often (with Alzheimer's) during the crucial first hours of disappearance.
Current financial support comes from special events, sponsorship, private, corporate donations, State and federal funding. Appropriations from each state are used to help maintain the program in that state.
A CBO analysis is not yet available.