H.R.1865 - Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Wagner, Ann [R-MO-2] (Introduced 04/03/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary; Energy and Commerce|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 115-572|
|Latest Action:||House - 02/20/2018 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 432. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1865 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
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.