- Offer grants to states that have laws in place terminating the parental rights of people convicted of a rape
- Creates a process for states to submit a grant application. Applications are received and approved by the Attorney General.
- Puts limits on the grant funds — each grant is given for one year and can be renewed no more than four times.
- Outlines how grant funds must be used: 25 percent of funds must be used for the STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program and 75 percent as permitted by the Sexual Assault Services Program
In the context of this bill, termination of paternal rights means the “complete and final” end of the parent’s right to custody. That also means no visitation rights or access to child’s inheritance.