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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

GOP AN EMBARRASSMENT - PALTRY SHOWING OF DEMOCRATS H.R. 3126 BILL : STOP CHILD ABUSE IN RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS FOR TEENS ACT OF 2011


THERE IS NOT ONE SINGLE REPUBLICAN SPONSOR AND IN ALL FAIRNESS, A PALTRY SHOWING FROM DEMOCRATS.  THERE SHOULD BE NO PARTISANSHIP, NO CORPORATE LOBBY, WHERE THE WELL-BEING OF OUR CHILDREN, OUR FUTURE, ARE CONCERNED.  GET IT?







Representative
George Miller
D-CA


Co-Sponsors of H.R. 3126
Rep. Judy Chu [D, CA-32]
Added October 24, 2011

Rep. Raul Grijalva [D, AZ-7]
Added October 24, 2011

Rep. Rush Holt [D, NJ-12]
Added October 13, 2011

Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D, OH-9]
Added October 24, 2011

Rep. Dennis Kucinich [D, OH-10]
Added October 24, 2011

Rep. Barbara Lee [D, CA-9]
Added November 01, 2011

Rep. John Lewis [D, GA-5]
Added October 24, 2011

Rep. David Loebsack [D, IA-2]
Added October 13, 2011

Rep. Carolyn McCarthy [D, NY-4]
Added October 06, 2011

Rep. Grace Napolitano [D, CA-38]
Added December 05, 2011

Rep. Jared Polis [D, CO-2]
Added November 14, 2011

Rep. Bobby Rush [D, IL-1]
Added January 17, 2012

Rep. Adam Schiff [D, CA-29]
Added November 01, 2011

Rep. Robert Scott [D, VA-3]
Added October 11, 2011

Rep. Fortney Stark [D, CA-13]
Added November 17, 2011

Rep. Niki Tsongas [D, MA-5]
Added October 11, 2011

Rep. Lynn Woolsey [D, CA-6]
Added November 15, 2011


BILL OFFICIAL SUMMARY:


10/6/2011--Introduced.Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act of 2011 - Directs the Assistant Secretary for Children and Families of the Department of Health and Human Services to require each location of a covered program to meet specified minimum standards if individually or together with other locations it has an effect on interstate commerce. Defines "covered program" as one operated by a public or private entity that with respect to one or more children unrelated to the program owner or operator:

(1) provides a residential environment; and

(2) operates with a focus on serving children with emotional, behavioral, or mental health problems or disorders, or problems with alcohol or substance abuse. Directs the Assistant Secretary to:

(1) implement an ongoing review process for investigating and evaluating reports of child abuse and neglect;

(2) establish public websites with information about each covered program, as well as a national toll-free telephone hotline to receive complaints;

(3) establish civil penalties for violations of standards; and

(4) establish a process to ensure that complaints received by the hotline are promptly reviewed by persons with appropriate expertise. Requires the Assistant Secretary to refer any violation of such standards to the Attorney General for appropriate action. Authorizes the Attorney General to file such a complaint on his or her own initiative regardless of whether such a referral has been made. Amends the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to establish additional eligibility requirements for grants to states to prevent child abuse and neglect at residential programs. Require such states to develop policies and procedures to prevent child abuse and neglect at covered programs consistent with the standards specified by this Act. Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to study outcomes for children in both private and public covered programs under this Act encompassing a broad representation of treatment facilities and geographic regions.
H.R. BILL TEXT:  http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h3126/text

1 comment:

  1. Distressed AmericanJanuary 27, 2012 at 3:35 AM

    At least some Democrats signed on - these are co-sponsors, not just supporters. There should be more but 19 isn't bad. The republicans should hang their heads in shame. I suspect there is a money trail leading from assorted at-risk child facilities to many Congressmen.

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