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Public Law No: 106-578 (12/28/2000)

 
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Public Law 106-578
106th Congress

                                 An Act


 
  To strengthen the enforcement of Federal statutes relating to false 
  identification, and for other purposes. <<NOTE: Dec. 28, 2000 -  [S. 
                                2924]>> 

    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 
            IDENTIFICATION.

    (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.
    (d) Report.--
            (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 
        include--
                    (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 
                for prosecution;

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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 
                identification documents.

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''; 
        and
            (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 
                semicolon;
                    (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 
                organization;''; and
                    (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, 
are repealed.

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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:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 146 (2000):
            Oct. 31, considered and passed Senate.
            Dec. 15, considered and passed House, amended. Senate 
                concurred in House amendment.

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