Summary: S.1902 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate amended (09/13/2006)

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the Senate on September 5, 2006. The summary of that version is repeated here.)]

Children and Media Research Advancement Act or the CAMRA Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to enter into a contract with the National Academy of Science or another appropriate entity to: (1) review, synthesize, and report on research regarding the roles and impact of electronic media and exposures to such media on youth in core areas of development; and (2) establish research priorities regarding such issues.

Directs the Secretary, acting through the Director, to award grants for research concerning the role and impact of electronic media on the cognitive, physical, and socio-behavioral development of youth. Requires such research to: (1) focus on the impact of factors such as media content, format, length of exposure, age of youth, venue, and nature of parental involvement; and (2) include as electronic media television, motion pictures, DVDs, interactive video games, digital music, the Internet, and cell phones.

Sets forth reporting requirements.

Authorizes appropriations.