H.R.4545 - Internet Minors Protection and Cyberspace Technology Act106th Congress (1999-2000)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Istook, Ernest J., Jr. [R-OK-5] (Introduced 05/25/2000)|
|Committees:||House - Education and the Workforce|
|Latest Action:||07/13/2000 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Youth and Families. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4545 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Internet Minors Protection and Cyberspace Technology Act - Requires any elementary or secondary school or public library that has received Federal funds for the acquisition or operation of any computer accessible to minors, and that has access to the Internet (or received universal service assistance under the Communications Act of 1934 for accessing the Internet on any computer accessible to minors) to: (1) install software on that computer adequately designed to prevent minors from obtaining access to any obscene information or child pornography; and (2) ensure that such software is operational whenever that computer is used by minors.
Introduced in House (05/25/2000)
Allows temporary interruption of software operation to permit a minor, under the direct supervision of an adult designated by the school or library, to have access to information that is not obscene, is not child pornography, or is otherwise unprotected by the Constitution.
Requires determinations of adequate design to be made by an agency or official designated by the State Governor.
Authorizes Federal agency heads to respond to violations of this Act by seeking remedies, in the same manner as under the General Education Provisions Act, including withholding of further payments, issuing a complaint to compel compliance through a cease and desist order, or entering into a compliance agreement with the recipient of funds. Prohibits seeking recovery of funds from the recipient.