S.1482 - A bill to amend section 223 of the Communications Act of 1934 to establish a prohibition on commercial distribution on the World Wide Web of material that is harmful to minors, and for other purposes.105th Congress (1997-1998)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Coats, Daniel [R-IN] (Introduced 11/08/1997)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Committee Reports:||S. Rept. 105-225|
|Latest Action:||06/25/1998 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 436. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1482 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (11/08/1997)
Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to require anyone who, in interstate or foreign commerce in or through the World Wide Web, is engaged in the commercial distribution of material that is harmful to minors to restrict access to such materials by persons under 17 years of age.
Provides criminal and civil penalties for violations of such requirement, as well as an affirmative defense.
Directs the Attorney General, for the Internet web site of the Department of Justice, and the Federal Communications Commission for its web site, to each make available on such web sites a definition of material that is harmful to minors.