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Referred in Senate (11/15/2007)

 
[Congressional Bills 110th Congress]
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[H.R. 3845 Referred in Senate (RFS)]

  1st Session
                                H. R. 3845


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                           November 15, 2007

  Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

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                                 AN ACT


 
 To establish a Special Counsel for Child Exploitation Prevention and 
   Interdiction within the Office of the Deputy Attorney General, to 
 improve the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, to increase 
   resources for regional computer forensic labs, and to make other 
  improvements to increase the ability of law enforcement agencies to 
               investigate and prosecute child predators.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

    (a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``Providing 
Resources, Officers, and Technology to Eradicate Cyber Threats to Our 
Children Act of 2007'' or the ``PROTECT Our Children Act of 2007''.
    (b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents for this Act is as 
follows:

Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.
Sec. 2. Findings.
Sec. 3. Definitions.
    TITLE I--SPECIAL COUNSEL FOR CHILD EXPLOITATION PREVENTION AND 
                              INTERDICTION

Sec. 101. Establishment of special counsel for child exploitation 
                            prevention and interdiction.
Sec. 102. Establishment of National ICAC Task Force Program.
Sec. 103. Purpose of ICAC task forces.
Sec. 104. Duties and functions of task forces.
Sec. 105. National ICAC Data Network Center.
Sec. 106. ICAC grant program.
Sec. 107. Authorization of appropriations.
       TITLE II--ADDITIONAL MEASURES TO COMBAT CHILD EXPLOITATION

Sec. 201. Additional regional computer forensic labs.
Sec. 202. Additional field agents for the FBI.
Sec. 203. Immigrations and customs enforcement enhancement.
Sec. 204. Combating trafficking via the United States Postal Service.
Sec. 205. Accountability provisions for child exploitation prevention 
                            and interdiction.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

    Congress finds the following:
            (1) The Internet has facilitated the growth of a multi-
        billion dollar global market for images and video of children 
        being sexually-displayed, raped, and tortured, far exceeding 
        the capacity of law enforcement to respond at the Federal, 
        State, and local level.
            (2) The explosion of child pornography trafficking is 
        claiming very young victims. Research by the Department of 
        Justice, the University of New Hampshire, and the National 
        Center for Missing and Exploited Children indicates that among 
        those arrested for possession of child pornography, 83 percent 
        have images of children 6-12 years old, 39 percent have images 
        of children 3-5 years old, and 19 percent have images of 
        children under the age of 3 years old.
            (3) The images and videos being trafficked typically depict 
        sexual assaults that are both graphic and brutal. The research 
        described in paragraph (2) also indicates that 80 percent of 
        known child pornography possessors have images of children 
        being sexually penetrated and 21 percent have images depicting 
        children bound, gagged, blindfolded, or ``otherwise enduring 
        sadistic sex.'' Just one percent of such possessors restricted 
        their collecting to images of simple child nudity.
            (4) Millions of children and teens in the United States are 
        at risk from sexual predators who are hunting, stalking, and 
        luring minors online. Along with the incredible access to the 
        world offered our children by the Internet, the Internet also 
        offers the world access to our children.
            (5) The Internet Crimes Against Children task forces at the 
        Department of Justice have identified millions of child 
        pornography transactions involving images and video of child 
        sexual assault from millions of computer IP addresses 
        worldwide.
            (6) The ICAC Program has been highly successful in creating 
        and sustaining an emerging national network of 59 Federal, 
        State, and local task forces in all 50 States, which form the 
        backbone of national readiness to combat child exploitation.
            (7) In testimony before Congress, law enforcement experts 
        have expressed consensus that lack of law enforcement 
        resources, including dedicated forensic analysis capacity, is a 
        severe problem at the Federal, State, and local level, severely 
        limiting the number of predators that can be interdicted and 
        children that can be identified and rescued.
            (8) The Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States 
        Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, and the United States 
        Postal Inspection Service have each developed highly 
        specialized and successful child exploitation investigative 
        capabilities, yet these agencies have testified to Congress 
        that they must triage the overwhelming number of child 
        exploitation crimes and cannot investigate a large percentage 
        of known crimes.
            (9) Child pornography and online child enticement crimes 
        have among the highest conviction rates of any child sexual 
        offense, and the research funded by the Department of Justice 
        indicates that the majority of child pornography offenders have 
        committed or attempted direct sexual contact offenses against 
        children. Investigating and prosecuting these predators is one 
        of the most concrete and measurable strategies for the 
        prevention of future child sexual abuse.

SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.

    In this Act, the following definitions shall apply:
            (1) Child exploitation.--
                    (A) In general.--Except as provided in subparagraph 
                (B), the term ``child exploitation'' means any conduct, 
                or an attempt or conspiracy to commit such conduct, 
                constituting criminal sexual abuse of a minor, sexual 
                exploitation of a minor, abusive sexual contact of a 
                minor, sexually explicit conduct with a minor, or any 
                similar offense under Federal or State law.
                    (B) Statutory rape exception.--The term ``child 
                exploitation'' shall not include sexual conduct 
                involving a minor if--
                            (i) the minor involved in such conduct has 
                        attained 16 years of age or older;
                            (ii) no other individual involved in such 
                        conduct is more than 4 years older than such 
                        minor; and
                            (iii) such conduct was consensual.
            (2) Minor.--The term ``minor'' means any person under the 
        age of 18 years.
            (3) Sexually explicit conduct.--The term ``sexually 
        explicit conduct'' has the meaning given such term in section 
        2256 of title 18, United States Code.

    TITLE I--SPECIAL COUNSEL FOR CHILD EXPLOITATION PREVENTION AND 
                              INTERDICTION

SEC. 101. ESTABLISHMENT OF SPECIAL COUNSEL FOR CHILD EXPLOITATION 
              PREVENTION AND INTERDICTION.

    (a) In General.--The Attorney General shall appoint a Special 
Counsel for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction within the 
Office of the Deputy Attorney General.
    (b) Duties of the Special Counsel.--The Special Counsel appointed 
under subsection (a) shall have the following duties:
            (1) Coordinating the policies and strategies of the 
        Department of Justice related to the prevention and 
        investigation of child exploitation cases, including the 
        policies and strategies of the Office of Justice Programs, the 
        Criminal Division of the Department of Justice, the Executive 
        Office of United States Attorneys, the Federal Bureau of 
        Investigation, and any other agency or bureau of the Department 
        of Justice whose activities relate to child exploitation cases.
            (2) Pursuing memorandums of understanding or other 
        interagency agreements related to the prevention, 
        investigation, and apprehension of individuals exploiting 
        children, including seeking cooperation and collaboration 
        with--
                    (A) United States Immigration and Customs 
                Enforcement;
                    (B) the Department of State;
                    (C) the Department of Commerce;
                    (D) the Department of Education; and
                    (E) other Federal agencies.
            (3) Coordinating and overseeing the ICAC Task Force Program 
        established under section 102.
            (4) Coordinating and overseeing the National Internet 
        Crimes Against Children Data Network Center established under 
        section 105.
            (5) Reviewing and approving the grants awarded by the ICAC 
        grant program as administered by the Office of Justice 
        Programs, including developing and approving the funding 
        formula established under section 106, after consultation with 
        the Office of Justice Programs.
            (6) Developing, providing, and coordinating technical 
        assistance and training for Federal, State, local, and tribal 
        law enforcement agencies related to the prevention, 
        investigation, and prosecution of child exploitation crimes.
            (7) Developing, providing, and coordinating training and 
        technical assistance to Federal, State, local, and tribal law 
        enforcement related to forensic computer examination and 
        analysis.
            (8) Developing and overseeing research programs related to 
        child exploitation prevention.
            (9) Directing and overseeing programs for child 
        exploitation prevention and education, including programs 
        related to Internet safety.
            (10) Maintaining liaison with the judicial branches of the 
        Federal and State Governments on matters relating to child 
        exploitation.
            (11) Providing information to the President, Congress, the 
        judiciary, State, local, and tribal governments, and the 
        general public on matters relating to child exploitation.
            (12) Serving, at the request of the Attorney General, as 
        the representative of the Department of Justice on domestic 
        task forces, committees, or commissions addressing policies or 
        issues relating to child exploitation.
            (13) Providing technical assistance, coordination, 
        training, and support to--
                    (A) other components of the Department of Justice, 
                in efforts to develop policy and to enforce Federal 
                laws relating to child exploitation cases, including 
                the litigation of civil and criminal actions relating 
                to enforcing such laws;
                    (B) other Federal, State, local, and tribal 
                agencies, in efforts to develop policy, provide 
                technical assistance, and improve coordination among 
                agencies carrying out efforts to eliminate child 
                exploitation; and
                    (C) grantees, in efforts to combat child 
                exploitation and to provide support and assistance to 
                victims of such exploitation.
    (c) Staff.--The Special Counsel appointed under subsection (a) may 
hire or appoint such staff as may be required to carry out the duties 
described in this section.

SEC. 102. ESTABLISHMENT OF NATIONAL ICAC TASK FORCE PROGRAM.

    (a) Establishment.--There is established within the Department of 
Justice, under the general authority of the Attorney General, a 
National Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (hereinafter in 
this title referred to as the ``ICAC Task Force''), which shall consist 
of a national program of State and local law enforcement task forces 
dedicated to developing effective responses to online enticement of 
children by sexual predators, child exploitation, and child obscenity 
and pornography cases.
    (b) National Program.--The National ICAC Task Force Program 
established under subsection (a) shall include at least one ICAC task 
force in each State.

SEC. 103. PURPOSE OF ICAC TASK FORCES.

    The National ICAC Task Force Program, and each State or local ICAC 
task force that is part of the national program of task forces, shall 
be dedicated towards--
            (1) increasing the investigative capabilities of State and 
        local law enforcement officers in the detection, investigation, 
        and apprehension of Internet crimes against children offenses 
        or offenders, including technology-facilitated child 
        exploitation offenses;
            (2) conducting proactive and reactive Internet crimes 
        against children investigations;
            (3) providing training and technical assistance to ICAC 
        task forces and other Federal, State, and local law enforcement 
        agencies in the areas of investigations, forensics, 
        prosecution, community outreach, and capacity-building, using 
        recognized experts to assist in the development and delivery of 
        training programs;
            (4) increasing the number of Internet crimes against 
        children offenses being investigated and prosecuted in both 
        Federal and State courts;
            (5) creating a multiagency task force response to Internet 
        crimes against children offenses within each State;
            (6) enhancing nationwide responses to Internet crimes 
        against children offenses, including assisting other ICAC task 
        forces, as well as other Federal, State, and local agencies 
        with Internet crimes against children investigations and 
        prosecutions;
            (7) developing and delivering Internet crimes against 
        children public awareness and prevention programs; and
            (8) participating in such other activities, both proactive 
        and reactive, that will enhance investigations and prosecutions 
        of Internet crimes against children.

SEC. 104. DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF TASK FORCES.

    Each State or local ICAC task force that is part of the national 
program of task forces shall--
            (1) consist of State and local investigators, prosecutors, 
        forensic specialists, and education specialists who are 
        dedicated to addressing the goals of such task force;
            (2) work consistently towards achieving the purposes 
        described in section 103;
            (3) engage in proactive investigations, forensic 
        examinations, and effective prosecutions of Internet crimes 
        against children;
            (4) provide forensic, preventive, and investigative 
        assistance to parents, educators, prosecutors, law enforcement, 
        and others concerned with Internet crimes against children;
            (5) develop multijurisdictional, multiagency responses and 
        partnerships to Internet crimes against children offenses 
        through ongoing informational, administrative, and 
        technological support to other State and local law enforcement 
        agencies, as a means for such agencies to acquire the necessary 
        knowledge, personnel, and specialized equipment to investigate 
        and prosecute such offenses;
            (6) participate in nationally coordinated investigations in 
        any case in which the Attorney General determines such 
        participation to be necessary, as permitted by the available 
        resources of such task force;
            (7) establish or adopt investigative and prosecution 
        standards, consistent with established norms, to which such 
        task force shall comply;
            (8) investigate, and seek prosecution on, tips related to 
        Internet crimes against children, including tips from other law 
        enforcement agencies, ICAC task forces, the National Center for 
        Missing and Exploited Children, and other Federal, State, and 
        local agencies;
            (9) develop procedures for handling seized evidence;
            (10) maintain such reports and records as are required 
        under this title; and
            (11) seek to comply with national standards regarding the 
        investigation and prosecution of Internet crimes against 
        children, as set forth by the Attorney General, to the extent 
        such standards are consistent with the law of the State where 
        the task force is located.

SEC. 105. NATIONAL ICAC DATA NETWORK CENTER.

    (a) In General.--The Attorney General shall establish a National 
Internet Crimes Against Children Data Network Center.
    (b) Purpose of Center.--The National Internet Crimes Against 
Children Data Network Center established under subsection (a) shall be 
dedicated to assisting--
            (1) the National ICAC Task Force Program established under 
        this title; and
            (2) Federal, State, local, and tribal agencies 
        investigating and prosecuting child exploitation.
    (c) Mandatory Requirements for Center.--The National Internet 
Crimes Against Children Data Network Center established under 
subsection (a) shall develop and maintain an integrated technology and 
training program that provides--
            (1) a secure system enabling online communication and 
        collaboration by ICAC task forces, Federal law enforcement 
        agencies, and other State and local law enforcement agencies 
        regarding ongoing investigations;
            (2) a secure, online system for resolving case conflicts, 
        for use by ICAC task forces, Federal law enforcement agencies, 
        and other State and local law enforcement agencies;
            (3) a secure data storage and analysis system for use by 
        ICAC task forces, Federal law enforcement agencies, and other 
        State and local law enforcement agencies;
            (4) guidelines for the use of such Data Network by Federal, 
        State, and local law enforcement agencies; and
            (5) training and technical assistance on the use of such 
        Data Network by Federal, State, and local law enforcement 
        agencies.
    (d) ICAC Data Network Steering Committee.--The Attorney General 
shall establish an ICAC Data Network Center Steering Committee to 
provide guidance to the Center relating to the program under subsection 
(c), and to assist in the development of strategic plans for the 
Center. The Steering Committee shall consist of 9 members with 
expertise in child exploitation prevention and interdiction 
prosecution, investigation, or prevention, including--
            (1) 3 representatives elected by the local directors of the 
        ICAC task forces;
            (2) 1 representative from the law enforcement agency having 
        primary responsibility for hosting and maintaining the ICAC 
        Data Network;
            (3) 1 representative of the Federal Bureau of 
        Investigation's Innocent Images National Initiative or Regional 
        Computer Forensic Lab program;
            (4) 1 representative of the Immigration and Customs 
        Enforcement's Cyber Crimes Center;
            (5) 1 representative of the United States Postal Inspection 
        Service;
            (6) 1 representative of the Department of Justice's Child 
        Exploitation and Obscenity Section or a United States 
        Attorney's Office; and
            (7) 1 representative appointed by the Special Counsel for 
        Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction.
    (e) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are authorized to be 
appropriated for each of the fiscal years 2009 through 2016, $2,000,000 
to carry out the provisions of this section, including for--
            (1) the establishment of the National Internet Crimes 
        Against Children Data Network Center; and
            (2) the costs of operating and maintaining such Center.

SEC. 106. ICAC GRANT PROGRAM.

    (a) Establishment.--
            (1) In general.--The Office of Justice Programs, in 
        consultation with the Special Counsel for Child Exploitation 
        Prevention and Interdiction, is authorized to award grants to 
        State and local ICAC task forces to assist in carrying out the 
        duties and functions described under section 104.
            (2) Formula grants.--
                    (A) Development of formula.--At least 75 percent of 
                the total funds appropriated to carry out this section 
                shall be available to award or otherwise distribute 
                grants pursuant to a funding formula established by the 
                Office of Justice Programs, in consultation with the 
                Special Counsel for Child Exploitation Prevention and 
                Interdiction, in accordance with the requirements in 
                subparagraph (B).
                    (B) Formula requirements.--Any formula established 
                by the Office of Justice Programs, in consultation with 
                the Special Counsel for Child Exploitation Prevention 
                and Interdiction, under subparagraph (A) shall--
                            (i) ensure that each State or local ICAC 
                        task force shall, at a minimum, receive an 
                        amount equal to 0.5 percent of the funds 
                        available to award or otherwise distribute 
                        grants under subparagraph (A); and
                            (ii) take into consideration the following 
                        factors:
                                    (I) The population of each State, 
                                as determined by the most recent 
                                decennial census performed by the 
                                Bureau of the Census.
                                    (II) The number of investigative 
                                leads within the applicant's 
                                jurisdiction generated by the ICAC Data 
                                Network, the Cyber Tipline, and other 
                                sources.
                                    (III) The number of criminal cases 
                                related to Internet crimes against 
                                children referred to a task force for 
                                Federal, State, or local prosecution.
                                    (IV) The number of successful 
                                prosecutions of child exploitation 
                                cases by a task force.
                                    (V) The amount of training, 
                                technical assistance, and public 
                                education or outreach by a task force 
                                related to the prevention, 
                                investigation, or prosecution of child 
                                exploitation offenses.
                                    (VI) Such other criteria as the 
                                Attorney General determines demonstrate 
                                the level of need for additional 
                                resources by a task force.
            (3) Distribution of remaining funds based on need.--
                    (A) In general.--Any funds remaining from the total 
                funds appropriated to carry out this section after 
                funds have been made available to award or otherwise 
                distribute formula grants under paragraph (2)(A) shall 
                be distributed to State and local ICAC task forces 
                based upon need, as set forth by criteria established 
                by the Office of Justice Programs, in consultation with 
                the Special Counsel for Child Exploitation Prevention 
                and Interdiction. Such criteria shall include the 
                factors under paragraph (2)(B)(ii).
                    (B) Matching requirement.--A State or local ICAC 
                task force shall contribute matching non-Federal funds 
                in an amount equal to not less than 25 percent of the 
                amount of funds received by the State or local ICAC 
                task force under subparagraph (A) of this paragraph. A 
                State or local ICAC task force that is not able or 
                willing to contribute matching funds in accordance with 
                this subparagraph shall not be eligible for funds under 
                subparagraph (A) of this paragraph.
    (b) Application.--
            (1) In general.--Each State or local ICAC task force 
        seeking a grant under this section shall submit an application 
        to the Attorney General at such time, in such manner, and 
        accompanied by such information as the Attorney General may 
        reasonably require.
            (2) Contents.--Each application submitted pursuant to 
        paragraph (1) shall--
                    (A) describe the activities for which assistance 
                under this section is sought; and
                    (B) provide such additional assurances as the 
                Attorney General determines to be essential to ensure 
                compliance with the requirements of this title.
    (c) Allowable Uses.--Grants awarded under this section may be used 
to--
            (1) hire personnel, investigators, prosecutors, education 
        specialists, and forensic specialists;
            (2) establish and support forensic laboratories utilized in 
        Internet crimes against children investigations;
            (3) support investigations and prosecutions of Internet 
        crimes against children;
            (4) conduct and assist with education programs to help 
        children and parents protect themselves from Internet 
        predators;
            (5) conduct and attend training sessions related to 
        successful investigations and prosecutions of Internet crimes 
        against children; and
            (6) fund any other activities directly related to 
        preventing, investigating, or prosecuting Internet crimes 
        against children.
    (d) Reporting Requirements.--
            (1) ICAC reports.--To measure the results of the activities 
        funded by grants under this section, and to assist the Attorney 
        General in complying with the Government Performance and 
        Results Act (Public Law 103-62; 107 Stat. 285), each State or 
        local ICAC task force receiving a grant under this section 
        shall, on an annual basis, submit a report to the Attorney 
        General that sets forth the following:
                    (A) Staffing levels of the task force, including 
                the number of investigators, prosecutors, education 
                specialists, and forensic specialists dedicated to 
                investigating and prosecuting Internet crimes against 
                children.
                    (B) Investigation and prosecution performance 
                measures of the task force, including--
                            (i) the number of investigations initiated 
                        related to Internet crimes against children;
                            (ii) the number of arrests related to 
                        Internet crimes against children;
                            (iii) the number of prosecutions for 
                        Internet crimes against children, including--
                                    (I) whether the prosecution 
                                resulted in a conviction for such 
                                crime; and
                                    (II) the sentence and the statutory 
                                maximum for such crime under State law.
                    (C) The number of referrals made by the task force 
                to the United States Attorneys office, including 
                whether the referral was accepted by the United States 
                Attorney.
                    (D) Statistics that account for the disposition of 
                investigations that do not result in arrests or 
                prosecutions, such as referrals to other law 
                enforcement.
                    (E) The number of investigative technical 
                assistance sessions that the task force provided to 
                nonmember law enforcement agencies.
                    (F) The number of computer forensic examinations 
                that the task force completed.
                    (G) The number of law enforcement agencies 
                participating in Internet crimes against children 
                program standards established by the task force.
            (2) Report to congress.--Not later than 1 year after the 
        date of enactment of this Act, the Attorney General shall 
        submit a report to Congress on--
                    (A) the progress of the development of the ICAC 
                Task Forces established under this title; and
                    (B) the number of Federal and State investigations, 
                prosecutions, and convictions in the prior 12-month 
                period related to child exploitation.

SEC. 107. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    (a) In General.--There are authorized to be appropriated to carry 
out this title--
            (1) $60,000,000 for fiscal year 2009;
            (2) $75,000,000 for fiscal year 2010;
            (3) $75,000,000 for fiscal year 2011;
            (4) $75,000,000 for fiscal year 2012;
            (5) $75,000,000 for fiscal year 2013;
            (6) $75,000,000 for fiscal year 2014;
            (7) $100,000,000 for fiscal year 2015; and
            (8) $100,000,000 for fiscal year 2016.
    (b) Availability.--Funds appropriated under subsection (a) shall 
remain available until expended.

       TITLE II--ADDITIONAL MEASURES TO COMBAT CHILD EXPLOITATION

SEC. 201. ADDITIONAL REGIONAL COMPUTER FORENSIC LABS.

    (a) Additional Resources.--The Attorney General shall establish 
additional computer forensic capacity to address the current backlog 
for computer forensics, including for child exploitation 
investigations. The Attorney General may utilize funds under this title 
to establish new regional computer forensic laboratories within the 
Regional Computer Forensic Laboratories Program operated by the Federal 
Bureau of Investigation or may increase capacity at existing 
laboratories.
    (b) New Computer Forensic Labs.--If the Attorney General determines 
that new regional computer forensic laboratories are needed under 
subsection (a) to address existing backlogs, such new laboratories 
shall be established pursuant to subsection (d).
    (c) Purpose of New Resources.--The additional forensic capacity 
established by the resources provided under this section shall 
prioritize its activities to assist Federal agencies, State and local 
Internet Crimes Against Children task forces, and other Federal, State, 
and local law enforcement agencies in preventing, investigating, and 
prosecuting Internet crimes against children.
    (d) Location of New Labs.--The location of any new regional 
computer forensic laboratories under this section shall be determined 
by the Attorney General, in consultation with the Director of the 
Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Regional Computer Forensic 
Laboratory National Steering Committee, and other relevant 
stakeholders.
    (e) Report.--Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of 
this Act, and every year thereafter, the Attorney General shall submit 
a report to the Congress on how the funds appropriated under this 
section were utilized.
    (f) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are authorized to be 
appropriated for fiscal years 2009 through 2016, $7,000,000 to carry 
out the provisions of this section.

SEC. 202. ADDITIONAL FIELD AGENTS FOR THE FBI.

    (a) In General.--There are authorized to be appropriated to the 
Attorney General $30,000,000 for each of the fiscal years 2009 through 
2016 to fund the hiring of full-time Federal Bureau of Investigation 
field agents and associated analysts and support staff in addition to 
the number of such employees serving in those capacities on the date of 
enactment of this Act.
    (b) Sole Purpose.--The sole purpose of the additional staff 
required to be hired under subsection (a) is to work on child 
exploitation cases as part of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's 
Innocent Images National Initiative.

SEC. 203. IMMIGRATIONS AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT ENHANCEMENT.

    (a) Additional Agents.--There are authorized to be appropriated to 
the Secretary of Homeland Security $15,000,000, for each of the fiscal 
years 2009 through 2016, to fund the hiring of full-time agents and 
associated analysts and support staff within the Bureau of Immigration 
and Customs Enforcement in addition to the number of such employees 
serving in those capacities on the date of enactment of this Act.
    (b) Sole Purpose.--The sole purpose of the additional staff 
required to be hired under subsection (a) is to work on child 
exploitation and child obscenity cases.

SEC. 204. COMBATING TRAFFICKING VIA THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE.

    (a) In General.--There are authorized to be appropriated to the 
Postmaster General $5,000,000, for each of the fiscal years 2009 
through 2016, to fund the hiring of full-time agents and associated 
analysts and support staff in addition to the number of such employees 
serving in those capacities on the date of enactment of this Act.
    (b) Sole Purpose.--The sole purpose of the additional staff 
required to be hired under subsection (a) is to work on child 
exploitation and child obscenity cases.

SEC. 205. ACCOUNTABILITY PROVISIONS FOR CHILD EXPLOITATION PREVENTION 
              AND INTERDICTION.

    The Attorney General, in consultation with the Secretary of 
Homeland Security and the Postmaster General, shall report to the 
Committees on the Judiciary of the Senate and House of Representatives 
and any other relevant committee of jurisdiction, on an annual basis, 
on the resources (agents, forensic labs, prosecutors, etc.) being 
utilized by such agencies to investigate and prosecute child 
exploitation and child obscenity cases, including the resources 
established under this title, the Adam Walsh Child Protection and 
Safety Act of 2006 (Public Law 109-248; 120 Stat. 587), and any other 
law related to combating child exploitation and child obscenity.

            Passed the House of Representatives November 14, 2007.

            Attest:

                                            LORRAINE C. MILLER,

                                                                 Clerk.

              

                                                                       

                                                               

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