Summary: H.R.1438 — 100th Congress (1987-1988)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.1438. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (03/05/1987)

Omnibus Family Decency Protection Act of 1987 - Amends the Federal criminal code to provide criminal penalties for the distribution of obscene matter. Subjects such obscene material, and any property derived from such material, to forfeiture.

Provides criminal penalties for obscene television broadcasts.

Requires any person who produces, distributes, or sells any visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct to maintain records containing proof of ages of the persons depicted and consent forms from such persons. Provides criminal penalties for violations of such recordkeeping requirements.

Provides criminal penalties for producing a visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct using performers between the ages of 18 and 21.

Provides criminal penalties for using a computer network to exchange information concerning visual depictions of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to provide criminal penalties for making an obscene or indecent telephone communication for commercial purposes. (Current law provides such criminal penalties if made to a minor or to a person without his or her consent.)

Amends the National Labor Relations Act to make the employment of any person to participate in a commercial sexual performance an unfair labor practice.

Amends the Mann Act to make certain offenses gender neutral.