Text: S.2924 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 106-578 (12/28/2000)
[106th Congress Public Law 578]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
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Public Law 106-578
To strengthen the enforcement of Federal statutes relating to false
identification, and for other purposes. <<NOTE: Dec. 28, 2000 - [S.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Internet False
Identification Prevention Act of 2000.>>
SECTION 1. SHORT <<NOTE: 18 USC 1001 note.>> TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Internet False Identification
Prevention Act of 2000''.
SEC. 2. COORDINATING <<NOTE: 18 USC 1028 note.>> COMMITTEE ON FALSE
(a) In General.--The Attorney General and the Secretary of the
Treasury shall establish a coordinating committee to ensure, through
existing interagency task forces or other means, that the creation and
distribution of false identification documents (as defined in section
1028(d)(3) of title 18, United States Code, as added by section 3(2) of
this Act) is vigorously investigated and prosecuted.
(b) Membership.--The coordinating committee shall consist of the
Director of the United States Secret Service, the Director of the
Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Attorney General, the Commissioner
of Social Security, and the Commissioner of Immigration and
Naturalization, or their respective designees.
(c) Term.--The coordinating committee shall terminate 2 years after
the effective date of this Act.
(1) In general.--The Attorney General and the Secretary of
the Treasury, at the end of each year of the existence of the
committee, shall report to the Committee on the Judiciary of the
Senate and the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of
Representatives on the activities of the committee.
(2) Contents.--The report referred to in paragraph (1) shall
(A) the total number of indictments and
informations, guilty pleas, convictions, and acquittals
resulting from the investigation and prosecution of the
creation and distribution of false identification
documents during the preceding year;
(B) identification of the Federal judicial districts
in which the indictments and informations were filed,
and in which the subsequent guilty pleas, convictions,
and acquittals occurred;
(C) specification of the Federal statutes utilized
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(D) a brief factual description of significant
investigations and prosecutions;
(E) specification of the sentence imposed as a
result of each guilty plea and conviction; and
(F) recommendations, if any, for legislative changes
that could facilitate more effective investigation and
prosecution of the creation and distribution of false
SEC. 3. FALSE IDENTIFICATION.
Section 1028 of title 18, United States Code, is amended--
(1) in subsection (c)(3)(A), by inserting ``, including the
transfer of a document by electronic means'' after ``commerce'';
(2) in subsection (d)--
(A) in paragraph (1), by inserting ``template,
computer file, computer disc,'' after ``impression,'';
(B) in paragraph (5), by striking ``and'' after the
(C) by redesignating paragraph (6) as paragraph (8);
(D) by redesignating paragraphs (3) through (5) as
paragraphs (4) through (6), respectively;
(E) by inserting after paragraph (2) the following:
``(3) the term `false identification document' means a
document of a type intended or commonly accepted for the
purposes of identification of individuals that--
``(A) is not issued by or under the authority of a
governmental entity; and
``(B) appears to be issued by or under the authority
of the United States Government, a State, a political
subdivision of a State, a foreign government, a
political subdivision of a foreign government, or an
international governmental or quasi-governmental
(F) by inserting after paragraph (6), as
redesignated, the following:
``(7) the term `transfer' includes selecting an
identification document, false identification document, or
document-making implement and placing or directing the placement
of such identification document, false identification document,
or document-making implement on an online location where it is
available to others; and''.
SEC. 4. REPEAL.
Section 1738 of title 18, United States Code, and the item relating
to that section in the table of contents for chapter 83 of that title,
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SEC. 5. <<NOTE: 18 USC 1028 note.>> EFFECTIVE DATE.
This Act and the amendments made by this Act shall take effect 90
days after the date of enactment of this Act.
Approved December 28, 2000.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 2924:
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 146 (2000):
Oct. 31, considered and passed Senate.
Dec. 15, considered and passed House, amended. Senate
concurred in House amendment.