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Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017

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Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to clarify that section 230 of that Act does not prohibit the enforcement against providers and users of interactive computer services of Federal and State criminal and civil law relating to sex trafficking.

Actions Overview (1)

08/01/2017 Introduced in Senate

All Actions (2)

09/19/2017 Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Hearings held.
Action By: Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
08/01/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S4670-4671)
Action By: Senate

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Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation08/01/2017 Referred to
09/19/2017 Hearings by

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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 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.