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S. 47 - Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013

Bill Text

  • Text of S. 47 PDF XML

    Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013

  • Text of the Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute PDF XML

    Rules Committee Print 113-2, showing a new text for S. 47

    • Section by Section Analysis of RCP 113-2 [PDF]

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Tuesday, February 26, 2013.

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 83: 
Agreed to by record vote of 414-9, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 229-196, on Wednesday, February 27, 2013. 

MANAGERS: Nugent/Slaughter

1. Structured rule.

2. Provides one of debate equally divided and controlled by the Majority Leader and the Minority Leader or their respective designees.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Provides that the bill shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill.

6. Provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-2, if offered by the Majority Leader or his designee, which shall be in order without intervention of any point of order, shall be considered as read, and shall be separately debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent.

7. Provides one motion to commit with or without instructions.

Amendments

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#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
2Version 1Black (TN)RepublicanMake changes to the U visa program by reducing chain migration by limiting derivative visas granted under the program to only spouses and children of victims; requiring that recipients of U visas be a victim of an actual crime; limiting the duration of the U visa from 4-years to the lesser of 3-years or the period of limitations prescribed under applicable law for the qualifying crime; and making the U visa a true temporary visa by eliminating the ability of adjusting status to that of a legal permanent resident under the program. Submitted
6Version 1Cole (OK), Issa (CA)RepublicanStrikes section 903 and replaces it with the text of H.R. 780, which recognizes Tribes’ inherent jurisdiction over domestic violence offenders without requiring tribes to seek DOJ approval or waive their sovereign immunity to exercise that inherent authority.Submitted
4Version 1Hahn (CA), Runyan (NJ)Bi-PartisanWithdrawn Updates the definition of “Homeless Veteran” under the Department of Veterans Affairs to include those veterans fleeing situations of domestic violence.Withdrawn
7Version 1Issa (CA), Cole (OK)RepublicanProvides Indian Tribes with special domestic violence criminal jurisdiction over non-tribal members who commit acts of violence against a spouse or partner on a reservation. Tribes exercising this jurisdiction will ensure that the non-member defendant’s constitutional rights will be protected. This Amendment provides Indian Tribes with special domestic violence criminal jurisdiction over non-tribal members who commit acts of violence against a spouse or partner on a reservation. Tribes exercising this jurisdiction will ensure that the non-member defendant’s constitutional rights will be protected. Submitted
8Version 1Issa (CA)RepublicanProvides Indian Tribes with special domestic violence criminal jurisdiction over non-tribal members who commit acts of violence against a spouse or partner on a reservation. Tribes exercising this jurisdiction will ensure that the non-member defendant’s constitutional rights will be protected and defendants are allowed to remove themselves to federal district court if their rights are violated. This Amendment provides Indian Tribes with special domestic violence criminal jurisdiction over non-tribal members who commit acts of violence against a spouse or partner on a reservation. Tribes exercising this jurisdiction will ensure that the non-member defendant’s constitutional rights will be protected and defendants are allowed to remove themselves to federal district court if their rights are violated. Submitted
5Version 1Moore, Gwen (WI), Conyers (MI), Slaughter (NY), Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratSUBSTITUTE Offers the Senate-passed version of the Violence Against Women Act, a comprehensive update to the successful law which offers protections for all victims of violence.Submitted
3Version 1Poe (TX), Maloney (NY)Bi-PartisanStrikes Section 108 and replaces it with the SAFER Act, maintaining the increase in funds going directly to analyzing untested DNA evidence, while providing a more comprehensive strategy to reduce the rape kit backlog through grants to state and local law enforcement to audit untested sexual assault evidence in their possession.Submitted
1Version 1Van Hollen, Chris (MD)DemocratSUBSTITUTE Replaces the entire sequester for 2013—which would cause deep cuts to domestic priorities and defense—with savings from specific policies that reflect a balanced approach to deficit reduction. Protects our most vulnerable citizens, asks those earning over $1 million per year to contribute more, eliminates agriculture direct payments, and cuts subsidies for large oil companies. Submitted