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Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to clarify that section 230 of such Act does not prohibit the enforcement against providers and users of interactive computer services of Federal and State criminal and civil law relating to sexual exploitation of children or sex trafficking, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

04/03/2017 Introduced in House

All Actions (6)

04/26/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
04/07/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
04/03/2017 Referred to House Energy and Commerce
Action By: House of Representatives
04/03/2017 Referred to House Judiciary
Action By: House of Representatives
04/03/2017 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/03/2017 Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (161)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3]* 04/03/2017
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4]* 04/03/2017
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9]* 04/03/2017
Rep. Poe, Ted [R-TX-2]* 04/03/2017
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12]* 04/03/2017
Rep. Royce, Edward R. [R-CA-39]* 04/03/2017
Rep. Roby, Martha [R-AL-2]* 04/03/2017
Rep. Kinzinger, Adam [R-IL-16]* 04/03/2017
Rep. Jenkins, Lynn [R-KS-2]* 04/03/2017
Rep. Smucker, Lloyd [R-PA-16] 05/18/2017
Rep. Stivers, Steve [R-OH-15] 06/12/2017
Rep. Weber, Randy K., Sr. [R-TX-14] 06/12/2017
Rep. Fleischmann, Charles J. "Chuck" [R-TN-3] 06/12/2017
Rep. Lance, Leonard [R-NJ-7] 06/12/2017
Rep. Sewell, Terri A. [D-AL-7] 06/12/2017
Rep. Roskam, Peter J. [R-IL-6] 06/13/2017
Rep. Rouzer, David [R-NC-7] 06/13/2017
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4] 06/13/2017
Rep. Shimkus, John [R-IL-15] 06/13/2017
Rep. Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51] 06/16/2017
Rep. Turner, Michael R. [R-OH-10] 06/16/2017
Rep. Rosen, Jacky [D-NV-3] 06/16/2017
Rep. Hartzler, Vicky [R-MO-4] 06/16/2017
Rep. Evans, Dwight [D-PA-2] 06/16/2017
Rep. Garrett, Thomas A., Jr. [R-VA-5] 06/16/2017
Rep. Katko, John [R-NY-24] 06/20/2017
Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2] 06/21/2017
Rep. Wilson, Frederica S. [D-FL-24] 06/21/2017
Rep. LaHood, Darin [R-IL-18] 06/21/2017
Rep. Coffman, Mike [R-CO-6] 07/11/2017
Rep. Luetkemeyer, Blaine [R-MO-3] 07/12/2017
Rep. Bishop, Mike [R-MI-8] 07/12/2017
Rep. Stefanik, Elise M. [R-NY-21] 07/12/2017
Rep. Crist, Charlie [D-FL-13] 07/12/2017
Rep. Carbajal, Salud O. [D-CA-24] 07/19/2017
Rep. Comstock, Barbara [R-VA-10] 07/19/2017
Rep. Davis, Rodney [R-IL-13] 07/19/2017
Rep. Rooney, Thomas J. [R-FL-17] 07/28/2017
Rep. Graves, Sam [R-MO-6] 07/28/2017
Rep. Smith, Jason [R-MO-8] 07/28/2017
Rep. Zeldin, Lee M. [R-NY-1] 07/28/2017
Rep. MacArthur, Thomas [R-NJ-3] 07/28/2017
Rep. Pittenger, Robert [R-NC-9] 07/28/2017
Rep. Conaway, K. Michael [R-TX-11] 07/28/2017
Rep. Young, David [R-IA-3] 07/28/2017
Rep. Walker, Mark [R-NC-6] 07/28/2017
Rep. Walberg, Tim [R-MI-7] 07/28/2017
Rep. Harris, Andy [R-MD-1] 07/28/2017
Rep. Messer, Luke [R-IN-6] 07/28/2017
Rep. Smith, Lamar [R-TX-21] 07/28/2017
Rep. Brat, Dave [R-VA-7] 07/28/2017
Rep. Poliquin, Bruce [R-ME-2] 07/28/2017
Rep. Valadao, David G. [R-CA-21] 07/28/2017
Rep. Walters, Mimi [R-CA-45] 07/28/2017
Rep. Gibbs, Bob [R-OH-7] 07/28/2017
Rep. Herrera Beutler, Jaime [R-WA-3] 07/28/2017
Rep. Long, Billy [R-MO-7] 07/28/2017
Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1] 07/28/2017
Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10] 07/28/2017
Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-37] 07/28/2017
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] 07/28/2017
Rep. Hanabusa, Colleen [D-HI-1] 07/28/2017
Rep. Blunt Rochester, Lisa [D-DE-At Large] 07/28/2017
Rep. Lawrence, Brenda L. [D-MI-14] 07/28/2017
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] 07/28/2017
Rep. Lujan Grisham, Michelle [D-NM-1] 07/28/2017
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20] 07/28/2017
Rep. Richmond, Cedric L. [D-LA-2] 07/28/2017
Rep. Love, Mia B. [R-UT-4] 07/28/2017
Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1] 07/28/2017
Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5] 07/28/2017
Rep. Brown, Anthony G. [D-MD-4] 07/28/2017
Rep. Plaskett, Stacey E. [D-VI-At Large] 07/28/2017
Rep. Adams, Alma S. [D-NC-12] 07/28/2017
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2] 07/28/2017
Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5] 07/28/2017
Rep. Bost, Mike [R-IL-12] 07/28/2017
Rep. Tenney, Claudia [R-NY-22] 07/28/2017
Rep. Hudson, Richard [R-NC-8] 07/28/2017
Rep. Handel, Karen C. [R-GA-6] 07/28/2017
Rep. Cuellar, Henry [D-TX-28] 07/28/2017
Rep. Cole, Tom [R-OK-4] 07/28/2017
Rep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL-12] 07/28/2017
Rep. Noem, Kristi L. [R-SD-At Large] 07/28/2017
Rep. Brooks, Susan W. [R-IN-5] 07/28/2017
Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [R-FL-27] 07/28/2017
Rep. Ross, Dennis A. [R-FL-15] 07/28/2017
Rep. Kelly, Trent [R-MS-1] 07/28/2017
Rep. Donovan, Daniel M., Jr. [R-NY-11] 07/28/2017
Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2] 07/28/2017
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2] 07/28/2017
Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12] 07/28/2017
Rep. Palmer, Gary J. [R-AL-6] 07/28/2017
Rep. Davidson, Warren [R-OH-8] 07/28/2017
Rep. Foxx, Virginia [R-NC-5] 07/28/2017
Rep. Black, Diane [R-TN-6] 07/28/2017
Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11] 07/28/2017
Rep. Faso, John J. [R-NY-19] 07/28/2017
Rep. Rothfus, Keith J. [R-PA-12] 08/01/2017
Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10] 08/04/2017
Rep. Fitzpatrick, Brian K. [R-PA-8] 08/04/2017
Rep. Walorski, Jackie [R-IN-2] 08/04/2017
Rep. Reed, Tom [R-NY-23] 08/04/2017
Rep. Joyce, David P. [R-OH-14] 08/04/2017
Rep. Brady, Robert A. [D-PA-1] 08/04/2017
Rep. Stewart, Chris [R-UT-2] 08/04/2017
Rep. Franks, Trent [R-AZ-8] 08/04/2017
Rep. Sinema, Kyrsten [D-AZ-9] 08/04/2017
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] 08/04/2017
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5] 08/04/2017
Rep. O'Halleran, Tom [D-AZ-1] 08/04/2017
Rep. Johnson, Mike [R-LA-4] 09/06/2017
Rep. Posey, Bill [R-FL-8] 09/06/2017
Rep. Jenkins, Evan H. [R-WV-3] 09/06/2017
Rep. Gonzalez, Vicente [D-TX-15] 09/06/2017
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] 09/06/2017
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2] 09/07/2017
Rep. Green, Gene [D-TX-29] 09/13/2017
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] 09/13/2017
Rep. Espaillat, Adriano [D-NY-13] 09/13/2017
Rep. Keating, William R. [D-MA-9] 09/13/2017
Rep. Nolan, Richard M. [D-MN-8] 09/13/2017
Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1] 09/13/2017
Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18] 09/13/2017
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-15] 09/13/2017
Rep. DesJarlais, Scott [R-TN-4] 09/14/2017
Rep. Curbelo, Carlos [R-FL-26] 09/14/2017
Rep. Aderholt, Robert B. [R-AL-4] 09/14/2017
Rep. Hultgren, Randy [R-IL-14] 09/14/2017
Rep. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN-7] 09/14/2017
Rep. Fortenberry, Jeff [R-NE-1] 09/14/2017
Rep. Kelly, Mike [R-PA-3] 09/14/2017
Rep. King, Steve [R-IA-4] 09/14/2017
Rep. LaMalfa, Doug [R-CA-1] 09/14/2017
Rep. Lamborn, Doug [R-CO-5] 09/14/2017
Rep. Olson, Pete [R-TX-22] 09/14/2017
Rep. Pearce, Stevan [R-NM-2] 09/14/2017
Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-32] 09/14/2017
Rep. Wilson, Joe [R-SC-2] 09/14/2017
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] 09/25/2017
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large] 09/25/2017
Rep. Frelinghuysen, Rodney P. [R-NJ-11] 09/25/2017
Rep. Paulsen, Erik [R-MN-3] 09/26/2017
Rep. Reichert, David G. [R-WA-8] 09/27/2017
Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1] 09/27/2017
Rep. Brady, Kevin [R-TX-8] 09/27/2017
Rep. Flores, Bill [R-TX-17] 09/27/2017
Rep. Shuster, Bill [R-PA-9] 09/27/2017
Rep. Hollingsworth, Trey [R-IN-9] 10/03/2017
Rep. Byrne, Bradley [R-AL-1] 10/03/2017
Rep. Scott, Austin [R-GA-8] 10/03/2017
Rep. Lawson, Al, Jr. [D-FL-5] 10/03/2017
Rep. Rice, Kathleen M. [D-NY-4] 10/11/2017
Rep. Mullin, Markwayne [R-OK-2] 10/11/2017
Rep. Guthrie, Brett [R-KY-2] 10/11/2017
Rep. Tiberi, Patrick J. [R-OH-12] 10/11/2017
Rep. Gohmert, Louie [R-TX-1] 10/11/2017
Rep. Rice, Tom [R-SC-7] 10/11/2017
Rep. Williams, Roger [R-TX-25] 10/12/2017
Rep. Barletta, Lou [R-PA-11] 10/12/2017
Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-5] 10/12/2017
Cosponsors Who Withdrew Date Sponsored Date Withdrawn CR Explanation
Rep. McNerney, Jerry [D-CA-9] 09/13/2017 09/25/2017 H7474

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary04/03/2017 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations04/26/2017 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce04/03/2017 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology04/07/2017 Referred to

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Subjects (9)

  • Civil actions and liability
  • Crime victims
  • Crimes against children
  • Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation
  • Human trafficking
  • Internet and video services
  • Pornography
  • Sex offenses

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Introduced in House (04/03/2017)

Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017

This bill amends the Communications Act of 1934 to specify that communications decency provisions protecting providers or users of interactive computer services from liability for the private blocking or screening of offensive material shall not be construed to impair the enforcement of, or limit availability of victim restitution or civil remedies under, state or federal criminal or civil laws relating to sexual exploitation of children or sex trafficking.

The bill amends the federal criminal code to specify that the violation for benefiting from "participation in a venture" engaged in sex trafficking of children, or by force, fraud, or coercion, includes knowing or reckless conduct by any person or entity and by any means that furthers or in any way aids or abets the violation.

A provider of an interactive computer service that publishes information provided by an information content provider with reckless disregard that the information is in furtherance of a sex trafficking offense shall be subject to a criminal fine or imprisonment for not more than 20 years.