H.R.4982 - SAFER NET Act109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Bean, Melissa L. [D-IL-8] (Introduced 03/16/2006)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||05/25/2006 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.|
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Summary: H.R.4982 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/16/2006)
Safeguarding America's Families by Enhancing and Reorganizing New and Efficient Technologies Act of 2006 or the SAFER NET Act - Requires the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to establish an Office of Internet Safety and Public Awareness to be headed by a Director.
Requires the FTC, acting through the Office, to carry out a nationwide program to increase public awareness and education regarding Internet safety, that utilizes existing resources and efforts of all levels of government and other appropriate entities and that includes: (1) evaluating and improving the efficiency of Internet safety efforts provided by such entities; (2) identifying and promoting best practices; (3) establishing and carrying out a national outreach and education campaign; (4) serving as the primary contact in the federal government and as a national clearinghouse for Internet safety information; (5) facilitating access to, and the exchange of, such information; (6) providing expert advice to the FTC; and (7) providing technical, financial, and other appropriate assistance to such entities.