Text: S.2372 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (12/08/2015)


114th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 2372


To require reporting of terrorist activities and the unlawful distribution of information relating to explosives, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

December 8, 2015

Mrs. Feinstein (for herself and Mr. Burr) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To require reporting of terrorist activities and the unlawful distribution of information relating to explosives, and for other purposes.

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

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Requiring Reporting of Online Terrorist Activity Act”.

SEC. 2. Requirement to report terrorist activities and the unlawful distribution of information relating to explosives.

(a) Duty To report.—Whoever, while engaged in providing an electronic communication service or a remote computing service to the public through a facility or means of interstate or foreign commerce, obtains actual knowledge of any terrorist activity, including the facts or circumstances described in subsection (c), shall, as soon as reasonably possible, provide to the appropriate authorities the facts or circumstances of the alleged terrorist activities.

(b) Attorney general determination.—The Attorney General shall determine the appropriate authorities referred to in subsection (a).

(c) Facts or circumstances.—The facts or circumstances described in this subsection, include any facts or circumstances from which there is an apparent violation of section 842(p) of title 18, United States Code, that involves distribution of information relating to explosives, destructive devices, and weapons of mass destruction.

(d) Protection of privacy.—Nothing in this section may be construed to require the provider of an electronic communication service or of a remote computing service—

(1) to monitor any user, subscriber, or customer of that provider; or

(2) to monitor the content of any communication of any person described in paragraph (1).

(e) Definitions.—In this section, the terms “electronic communication service” and “remote computing service” have the meaning given those terms in section 2258E of title 18, United States Code (regarding sexual exploitation and other abuse of children).