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Child Custody Protection Act: hostile motion
Lee motion to exempt numerous non-parents
06/30/1999
House Roll Call No. 260
106th Congress, 1st Session

Failed: 164-268 (see complete tally)
The NRLC-backed Child Custody Protection Act (H.R. 1218), sponsored by Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fl.), was proposed to make it a federal crime to transport a minor across a state line for an abortion, if this circumvented a state law requiring parental or judicial involvement in the minor's abortion decision. The bill was designed to protect the effectiveness of the parental involvement laws of more than 20 states. When the bill came before the House on June 30, 1999, pro-abortion Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Tx.) offered what is called a "motion to recommit" the bill. If successful, this motion would have gutted the bill, replacing it with an alternative proposal under which adult brothers and sisters, grandparents, and any "religious leader of the minor" would be exempt from the law.  (The amendment contained no definition of "religious leader.")  Fortunately, the Lee motion failed, 164-268, roll call no. 260.


Vote Map: House Roll Call No. 260
Votes For : 164
Votes Against : 268
Not Voting : 2

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