103d Congress – S. 1224: Bill Summary & Status

United States Congress
103d Congress – S. 1224
Bill Summary & Status


S.1224
SPONSOR: Sen Metzenbaum (introduced 07/14/93)


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TITLE(S):

  • SHORT TITLE(S) AS INTRODUCED:
    Multiethnic Placement Act of 1993
  • SHORT TITLE(S) AS REPORTED TO SENATE:
    Multiethnic Placement Act of 1993
  • OFFICIAL TITLE AS INTRODUCED:
    A bill to prohibit an agency, or entity, that receives Federal assistance and is involved in adoption or foster care programs from delaying or denying the placement of a child based on the race, color, or national origin of the child or adoptive or foster parent or parents involved, and for other purposes.

STATUS: Floor Actions
03/26/94 Provisions inserted in S. 1569 as passed Senate (CR S4043-4045
03/03/94 Reported to Senate from the Committee on Labor and Human Resources, amended (without written report) (CR S2345)


STATUS: Detailed Legislative Status

Senate Actions

Jul 14, 93:
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Labor and Human Resources.

Jul 15, 93:
Subcommittee on Children, Family, Drugs, Alcohol. Hearings held. On related provisions.
Sep 14, 93:
Referred to Subcommittee on Children, Family, Drugs, Alcohol.
Oct 6, 93:
Committee on Labor and Human Resources. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
Mar 3, 94:
Committee on Labor and Human Resources. Reported to Senate by Senator Kennedy with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 377.

STATUS: Congressional Record Page References
07/14/93 Introductory remarks on Measure (CR S8712-8713)


COMMITTEE(S):


AMENDMENT(S):

***NONE***


COSPONSORS(6):

Sen Moseley-Braun – 07/14/93 Sen Coats – 10/13/93
Sen Simon – 10/13/93 Sen Inouye – 10/13/93
Sen Kassebaum – 10/13/93 Sen Feinstein – 03/10/94

SUMMARY AS OF:

(REVISED AS OF 03/03/94 — Reported to Senate, amended)

Multiethnic Placement Act of 1993 – Prohibits an agency or entity that receives Federal assistance and is involved in adoptive or foster care placements from categorically denying to any person the opportunity to become an adoptive or a foster parent, or delaying or denying the placement of a child, solely on the basis of race, color, or national origin of the adoptive or foster parent or parents, or the child, involved. Permits consideration of the child’s race, color, or national origin when such factors are: (1) considered in conjunction with other factors; and (2) relevant to the child’s best interest.

Withholds specified adoption assistance funds from such an agency or entity in cases of noncompliance.

Grants any individual aggrieved by a noncomplying agency or entity the right to bring an action in the appropriate U.S. District Court.

Declares that nothing in this Act shall be construed to affect the application of the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978.

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