|Date||December 8, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)|
|Staff Contact||Brian McManus|
S. 3817 is expected to be considered on the House floor on Wednesday, December 8, 2010, under a suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote to pass. Sen. Dodd (D-CT) introduced S. 3817 on September 9, 2010, and the Senate approved it by unanimous consent on December 3, 2010.
S. 3817 would reauthorize the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) through fiscal year 2015 and would revise the following requirements: (1) the child abuse prevention and treatment advisory board, (2) the national clearinghouse for information relating to child abuse, (3) research and assistance activities, and (4) specified grants to states, Indian tribes or tribal organizations, and public or private agencies and organizations, including community-based grants.
Also, S. 3817 would reauthorize the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act through fiscal year 2015 and would revise certain grant requirements. The bill would direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award formula grants to states and Indian tribes to assist in supporting qualified programs and projects, the establishment of two national resource centers and at least seven special issue resource centers, a National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, and specialized services for abused parents and their children. Additionally, the bill would revise requirements for grants for State Domestic Violence Coalitions and the National Domestic Violence Hotline and direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to enter into cooperative five-year agreements with State Domestic Violence Coalitions for local community projects to prevent family, domestic, and dating violence.
Finally, the legislation would reauthorize through fiscal year 2015 the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment and Adoption Reform Act of 1978 and the Abandoned Infants Assistance Act of 1988.
As of publication, the Congressional Budget Office had not released a score of S. 3817 since it is discretionary funding. It contains no new spending beyond current law or create any new programs. In fiscal year 2010, Congress appropriated $267 million for all four programs.