H.Res. 1325: Recognizing National Missing Children's Day

H.Res. 1325

Recognizing National Missing Children's Day

Sponsor
Rep. Tom Rooney

Date
May 18, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact

Floor Situation

H.Res. 1325 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, May 18, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Thomas J. Rooney (R-FL) on May 4, 2010.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 1325 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Recognizes National Missing Children's Day and encourages all people in the United States to join together to plan events in communities across the United States to raise public awareness of law enforcement and the issue of missing children and the need to address the national problem of missing children;
• "Recognizes that one of the most important tools for law enforcement to use in the case of a missing child is an up-to-date, good quality photograph of the child and urges all parents and guardians to follow the important precaution of maintaining such a photograph;
• "Recognizes the vital role of law enforcement and the criminal justice system in preventing kidnappings and abduction of children while also leading efforts to locate missing children; and
• "Acknowledges that National Missing Children's Day should remind people in the United States not to forget the children who are still missing and not to waver in the efforts of law enforcement to reunite such children with their families."

Background

According to the resolution's findings, May 25, 2010, will be the 28th National Missing Children's Day.