S.1693 - Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Portman, Rob [R-OH] (Introduced 08/01/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 09/19/2017 Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Hearings held. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1693 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (08/01/2017)
Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017
This bill amends the Communications Act of 1934 to specify that communications decency provisions protecting providers 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 sex trafficking of children or sex trafficking by force, fraud, or coercion.
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 conduct by any person or entity by any means that assists, supports, or facilitates the violation.