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Legislation: 107th Congress

 

 

  • Lame Duck Congress Returns to Work Internet News 11/12/02
  • Crime & Security

  • Bush Signs $900 Million Cybersecurity Act, Wash Post 12/2/02
  • Bush signs security funding bill, CNET 12/2/02
  • Bill Could Jail Hackers For Life CNET 11/15/02
  • Cybersecurity bill nears House vote CNET 11/12/02
  • House OKs Life Sentences For Hackers, CNET 7/17/02
  • Senate Panel OKs Security Standards, CNET 5/22/02
  • Bill Will Increase ISP Surveillance, Internet News 5/10/02
  • Smith Bill Raises Police Power Concerns, Internet News 5/10/02
  • Wiretap Bill Skirts High Court Ruling on Child Porn Law, Wash Tech 4/26/02
  • House OKs Cybersecurity Bill, FCW 2/8/02
  • House Approves $880 m Cybersecurity Research, eweek 2/8/02
  • House passes computer security bill aimed at thwarting hackers, Nando 2/8/02
  • House To Vote On Computer Security Legislation, Wash Tech 11/27/01
  • House Passes Federal Computer Security Bill, Wash Tech 11/28/01
  • Sen. Bennett Intros Infrastructure Protection Bill, Newsbytes 9/25/01
  • Wyden Issues Call For Emergency Technology Corps, Wyden 9/28/01
  • Bill would treat all hackers as terrorists, USAToday 9/28/01
  • House Requires FBI to Report on E-Mail Wiretaps, Reuters 7/24/01
  • Bill would rein-in FBI's Net snooping, USAToday 7/25/01
  • House Places Reporting Requirement on Cybersnooping System (a part of H.R. 2215, DOJ reauthorization bill), Cong 7/24/01
  • U.S. House Votes for Carnivore Accountability, Newsfactor 7/24/01

  • S.RES.338
    Sponsor: Sen McCain, John [AZ](introduced 10/10/2002) Latest Major Action: 10/17/2002 Passed/agreed to in Senate. Status: Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. Title: A resolution designating the month of October, 2002, as "Children's Internet Safety Month".

    S.RES.351
    Sponsor: Sen Boxer, Barbara [CA](introduced 10/17/2002) Latest Major Action: 10/17/2002 Passed/agreed to in Senate. Status: Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. Title: A resolution condemning the posting on the Internet of video and pictures of the murder of Daniel Pearl and calling on such video and pictures to be removed immediately.

    Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) of 2002, Public Law 107-347.

    H.R.5005, S 2452 Homeland Security Act of 2002
    Sponsor: Rep Armey, Richard K.(by request) (introduced 6/24/2002)  Related Bills: H.RES.502, S.2452
    Latest Major Action: 8/1/2002 Senate floor actions. Status: Cloture motion on the motion to proceed withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate.  Title: To establish the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.
    Transfers to the department the CIAO, NIPC, NIST Computer Security Division (maybe)e
    Creates Directorates of Border and Transportation Protection, Critical Infrastructure Protection, and Emergency Preparedness and Response (which shall create a National Crisis Action Center), and (2) an Office of Science and Technology (OST) to advise the Secretary regarding research and development efforts and priorities for the Directorates.
    House | Summary and Status | Text | Passed
    Senate | Summary and Status | Text |

    S.2520 Prosecutorial Remedies and Tools Against the Exploitation of Children Today Act of 2002
    Sponsor: Sen Hatch, Orrin G.(introduced 5/15/2002) Title: A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to the sexual exploitation of children. | Text | Summary and Status |

    S.2182 Cyber Security Research and Development Act
    A bill to authorize funding for computer and network security research and development and research fellowship programs, and
    for other purposes. Sponsor: Sen Wyden, Ron(introduced 4/17/2002) | Summary and Status | Text |

    S.1989 National Cyber Security Defense Team Authorization Act'.
    A bill to authorize the establishment of a National Cyber Security Defense Team for purposes of protecting the infrastructure of the Internet from terrorist attack. Sponsor: Sen Schumer, Charles E.- Latest Major Action: 3/5/2002 Referred to Senate committee Committees: Senate Judiciary | Text | Summary And Status |

    S.1989 National Cyber Security Defense Team Authorization Act'.
    A bill to authorize the establishment of a National Cyber Security Defense Team for purposes of protecting the infrastructure of the
    Internet from terrorist attack. Sponsor: Sen Schumer, Charles E.- Latest Major Action: 3/5/2002 Referred to Senate committee
    Committees: Senate Judiciary | Text | Summary And Status |

    S.1901 : Cybersecurity Research and Education Act of 2002
    A bill to authorize the National Science Foundation and the National Security Agency to establish programs to increase the number of qualified faculty teaching advanced courses conducting research in the field of cybersecurity, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Sen Edwards, John | Text | Summary and Status |

    S.1900 The Cybersecurity Preparedness Act :
    A bill to protect against cyberterrorism and cybercrime, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Sen Edwards, John- | Text | Summary and Status |

    H.R. 3394, The Cyber Security Research and Development Act Passed House, Senate
    To authorize funding for computer and network security research and development and research fellowship programs, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep Boehlert, Sherwood L.(introduced 12/4/2001) | Text | Summary and Status | Committee on Science Press Release |
    Educause Letter of Support
    USACM Testimony on Cyber Security Research

    H.R. 3400, The National Information Technology and Research Assessment Act Passed House
    | Committee on Science Press Release |

    S 2037 Science and Technology Emergency Mobilization Act
    Sponsor: Sen Wyden, Ron(introduced 3/20/2002)  Latest Major Action: 7/22/2002 House preparation for floor. Status: Held at the desk.  Title: A bill to mobilize technology and science experts to respond quickly to the threats posed by terrorist attacks and other emergencies, by providing for the establishment of a national emergency technology guard, a technology reliability advisory board, and a center for evaluating antiterrorism and disaster response technology within the National Institute of Standards and Technology. | Summary and Status | Text | Passed Senate

    H.R. 3482, the Cyber-Security Enhancement Act of 2001
    To provide greater cybersecurity.  Sponsor: Rep Smith, Lamar(introduced 12/13/2001)  | Summary and Status | Text | Passed House.
    Feb 26 Subcommittee on Crime 4:00 p.m. in 2237 RHOB Markup of H.R. 3482, the "Cyber Security Enhancement Act of 2001."
    Feb 12 House Judiciary Legislative hearing on H.R. 3482, the "Cyber Security Enhancement Act of 2001." 4 pm 2237 RHOB, Cong 2/11/02
    Cybercrime Bill Ups The Ante, Wired 2/13/02
    Microsoft, Justice Department Back Cybersecurity Bill, Wash Tech 2/13/02

    H.R.2975 Provide Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (PATRIOT) Act of 2001 / USA Act of 2001 Passed
    To combat terrorism, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr.(introduced 10/2/2001) Oct 15 Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 198. | Summary and Status | Text |
    S.1509 NET COP Act:
    A bill to establish a grant program to enable rural police departments to gain access to the various crime-fighting, investigatory, and information-sharing resources available on the Internet, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Sen Rockefeller IV, John D.- | Summary and Statuts | Text |

    S.1509 : Networking Electronically To Connect Our Police Act of 2001
    A bill to establish a grant program to enable rural police departments to gain access to the various crime-fighting, investigatory, and information-sharing resources available on the Internet, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Sen Rockefeller IV, John D.| Summary and Status | Text |

    H.R.2215 21st Century Department of Justice Appropriations Authorization Act
    Among other things, Sec. 305 directs the Attorney General and the FBI Director to report on DCS 1000 ("Carnivore"), including the number of times it was used for surveillance during the preceding year, the persons who approved its use, the criteria applied to requests for its use, and any information gathered or accessed that was not authorized by the court to be gathered or accessed.  | Summary and Status | Text |

    H.CON.RES.22:
    Expressing the sense of Congress regarding Internet security and ``cyberterrorism''. Sponsor: Rep Saxton, Jim - Latest Major Action: 2/6/2001 Referred to House committee Committees: House Education and the Workforce; House Judiciary,

    H. Res. 12 Rep Dreier
    Opposing the imposition of criminal liability on Internet service providers based on the actions of their users. Text | Summary and status
    Press Release Jan 4

    DNS

    H.R.4658 Truth in Domain Names Act
    To amend title 18, United States Code, to punish persons who use false or misleading domain names to attract children to Internet sites not appropriate for children.  Sponsor: Rep Pence, Mike(introduced 5/2/2002)  | Text | Summary and Status |

    S.2537 Dot Kids Implementation and Efficiency Act of 2002
    A bill to facilitate the creation of a new, second-level Internet domain within the United States country code domain that will be a haven for material that promotes positive experiences for children and families using the Internet, provides a safe online environment for children, and helps to prevent children from being exposed to harmful material on the Internet, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Sen Dorgan, Byron L | Text | Summary and Status |

  • Kid-Friendly Domain Questioned, Wash Post 12/13/02
  • Bush Signs .kids law, USA Today 12/4/02
  • President Signs 'Dot-Kids' Legislation, Wash Post 12/4/02
  • Senate Approves Kid-Friendly Internet Zone CNET 11/15/02

  • The Clash Over .kids, USA Today 9/13/02
    Senate Toys with .kids, IDG 9/13/02
    Rules Proposed for .kids, USA Today 9/10/02
    House OKs kid-friendly Internet bill, MSNBC 5/22/02
    NeuStar Voices Concerns Over 'Dot-Kids' Bill, Wash Tech 5/22/02
    .Kids Finally Finds A Home, Internet News 5/22/02

    H.R. 4640
    H.R.4640 To provide criminal penalties for providing false information in registering a domain name on the Internet. Rep Coble, Howard (introduced 5/2/2002), Congress 5/10/02
    House judiciary H.R. 4640, a bill to provide criminal penalties for providing false information in registering a domain name on the Internet Fri May 17 2002, House 5/17/02
    Lawmakers seek to purify Web records, CNET 5/6/02
    New Bill Would Criminalize False Domain Name Registrations, Wash Tech 5/6/02

    H.R.3833  Dot Kids Implementation and Efficiency Act of 200:
    To facilitate the creation of a new, second-level Internet domain within the United States country code domain that will be a haven for material that promotes positive experiences for children and families using the Internet, provides a safe online environment for children, and helps to prevent children from being exposed to harmful material on the Internet, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep Shimkus, John- Committees: House Energy and Commerce | Text | Summary and Status |

  • .Kids Net Domain Bill Heads To House Floor, Reuters 4/10/02
  • Congressional Panel To Tackle 'Dot-Kids' Domain Proposal, Newsbytes 3/6/02
  • Congressional Panel Will Tackle 'Dot-Kids' Domain Proposal, Wash Tech 3/6/02
  • Kids get safe zone on Internet, ZDNet 3/11/02
  • H.R.2417 Dot Kids Domain Name Act of 2001
    To facilitate the creation of a new global top-level Internet domain that will be a haven for  material that will promote positive experiences of children and families using the Internet, to provide a safe online environment for children, and to help prevent children from being exposed to harmful material on the Internet, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep Shimkus, John | Text | Summary & Status |
    Nov 1 The Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet legislative hearing on H.R. 2417, the "Dot Kids Name Act of 2001." Witnesses will be by invitation only., 10:00 a.m. in 2123 RHOB
    Assistant Secretary Nancy J. Victory testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet on H.R. 2417, the "Dot Kids Name Act of 2001."
    ISOC Press Release: U.S. CONGRESS CONSIDERS BILL TO MANDATE DOMAIN CREATION July 11, 2001
    U.S. bill would Establish child-friendly domain, CNEWS 11/2/01
    Lawmakers mull kid-friendly domain , USAToday 11/2/01
    No Porn Wanted at .Kids, Wired (Oct 2000)
    Summary of Application of .Kids Domains ICANN
    .kids at NEW.NET
    Bill Would Require ICANN To Create '.Kids' Domain, Washtech 7/2/01
    Congressmen Seek .kids Address, MSNBC 7/25/01
    U.S. Representatives Lobby for 'Dot-Kids' Top-Level Domain, Newsfactor 7/25/01
    Congressmen Seek '.Kids' Address for Internet, Reuters 7/25/01
    Lawmakers Spur ICANN On '.Kids', Washtech 7/25/01

    E Commerce

    S.3035
    A bill to prohibit the sale of tobacco products through the Internet or other indirect means to underage individuals, to ensure the collection of all cigarette taxes, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Sen Hutchinson, Tim(introduced 10/2/2002),

    H.R.3456 Tobacco Free Internet for Kids Act:
    To prohibit the sale of tobacco products through the Internet or other indirect means to individuals under the age of 18, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep Meehan, Martin T.- | Summary and Status | Text |

    H.R.2421 Jurisdictional Certainty Over Digital Commerce Act
    To exercise authority under Article I, section 8, clause 3 of the Constitution of the United States to clearly establish jurisdictional boundaries over the commercial transactions of digital goods and services conducted through the Internet, and to foster stability and certainty over the treatment of such transactions. Sponsor: Rep Stearns, Cliff | Text | Summary and Status |

    S.CON.RES.37
    A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress on the importance of promoting electronic commerce, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Sen Lieberman, Joseph I. (introduced 5/10/2001)  | Text | Summary |

    H.R.726: To amend title 18, United States Code, to ban using the Internet to obtain or dispose of a firearm.  Sponsor: Rep Mink, Patsy T. | Text | Summary and Status |

    H.R.604 Internet Toy Safety Awareness Act: To amend the Hazardous Substances Act to require safety labels for certain Internet-advertised toys and games. Sponsor: Rep Thurman, Karen L. - Latest Major Action: 2/13/2001 Referred to House committee Committees: House Energy and Commerce, Cong 2/23/01 | Text | Summary and Status |

    H.R.524  Electronic Commerce Enhancement Act of 2001
    Sponsor: Rep Barcia, James A.(introduced 2/8/2001) Latest Major Action: Passed House.  2/14/2001 Referred to Senate committee.  To require the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology to assist small and medium-sized manufacturers and other such businesses to successfully integrate and utilize electronic commerce technologies and business practices, and to authorize the National Institute of Standards and Technology to assess critical enterprise integration standards and implementation activities for major manufacturing industries and to develop a plan for enterprise integration for each major manufacturing industry.  | Text | Summary and Status |

    Education

    Enhancing Education Trhough Technology Act of 2001

    H.R.3400 Networking and Information Technology Research Advancement Act'
    Sponsor: Rep Smith, Nick(introduced 12/4/2001)  Title: To amend the High-Performance Computing Act of 1991 to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2003 through 2007 for the coordinated Federal program on networking and information technology research and development, and for other purposes. | Text | Summary and Status |

    H.R.1992 Internet Equity and Education Act of 2001
    Sponsor: Rep Isakson, Johnny (introduced 5/24/2001) : To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to expand the opportunities for higher education via telecommunications. | Text | Summary and Status | Passed House

    S.1252 School Website Protection Act of 2001
    Sponsor: Sen Torricelli, Robert G.(introduced 7/26/2001) Title: A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to make unlawful the tampering with computers of schools and institutions of higher education, and for other purposes. | Text | Summary and Status |

    Federal Communications Commission / Broadband

    HR 2120 Broadband Antitrust Restoration and Reform Act
    To ensure the application of the antitrust laws to local telephone monopolies; and for other purposes. Intro: 6/12/01  Rep. Cannon | Text | Summary and Status |

    HR 2139 Rural America Broadband Deployment Act
    A bill to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to make loans for the development of broadband services in rural areas. Intro: 6/12/01 Rep Smith | Text | Summary and Status |

    S.696 Third-Generation Wireless Internet Act.
    A bill to prohibit the Federal Communications Commission from applying spectrum aggregation limits to spectrum assigned by auction after 2000. Sponsor: Sen Brownback, Sam (introduced 4/4/2001) | Summary & Status | Text |

    H.R.1846 Who Is E-Mailing Our Kids Act:
    To amend section 254 of the Communications Act of 1934 to require schools and libraries receiving universal service assistance to block access to Internet services that enable users to access the World Wide Web and transfer electronic mail in an anonymous manner. Sponsor: Rep Grucci, Felix J., Jr. | Text: | Summary and status: |

    H.R.1765:
    To increase penalties for common carrier violations of the Communications Act of 1934, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep Upton, Fred - Latest Major Action: 5/15/2001 Referred to House subcommittee Committees House Energy and Commerce, | Text | Summary and Status |
    May 17 10:00 a.m., in 2123 RHOB The House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet has scheduled a hearing on H.R. 1765, a bill to increase penalties for common carrier violations of the Communications Act of 1934 and for other purposes.

    HR 1697 Broadband Competition and Incentives Act of 2001
    To amend the Clayton Act to ensure the application of the antitrust laws to local telephone monopolies; and for other purposes. Intro: 5/3/01 Sponsor Rep Conyers | Text | Summary |

    HR 1698 American Broadband Competition Act of 2001
    To ensure the application of the antitrust laws to local telephone monopolies; and for other purposes Intro: 5/3/01. Sponsor Rep. Cannon | Text | Summary |
    Cannon Press Release
    Compare Cannon-Conyers with Tauzin-Dingell
    Read Cannon's interview with Jim Glassman on techcentralstation.com about Broadband
    Competition Creates Innovation, Low Prices Reps. John Conyers and Chris Cannon  Roll Call July 2001
    Cannon Seek Baby Bells' Compliance With Telecom Act, Newsbytes 5/1/01
    New Bill Would Block Bells, CNET 5/4/01

    HR 1542 The Internet Freedom and Broadband Deployment Act
    To deregulate the Internet and high speed data services, and for other purposes.  Sponsor: Rep. Tauzin, Dingell (introduced 4/24/2001)  | Text | Summary and Status | Passed | Roll Call Vote |

    H.RES.350 : Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1542) to deregulate the Internet and high speed data services, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep Linder, John- Latest Major Action: 2/27/2002 Passed/agreed to in House: On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 282 - 142 (Roll no. 42). (text: CR H574) Committees: House Rules Summary and Status
    S. 428 Broadband Expansion Grant Initiative of 2001
    A bill to provide grants and other incentives to promote new communications technologies, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Sen Clinton, Hillary Rodham (introduced 3/1/2001) | Text| Summary |

    S.430: Broadband Rural Research Investment Act of 2001
    A bill to provide incentives to promote broadband telecommunications services in rural America, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Sen Clinton, Hillary Rodham - Latest Major Action: 3/1/2001 Referred to Senate committee | Text | Summary |

    H.R.346 Children's Access to Technology Act
    Sponsor: Rep Green, Gene(introduced 1/31/2001)  To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide for the use of unexpended universal service funds in low-income schools, and for other purposes. | Summary and Status | Text |

    H.R.267 : Broadband Internet Access Act of 2001
    To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an incentive to ensure that all Americans gain timely and equitable access to the Internet over current and future generations of broadband capability. Sponsor: Rep English, Phil - Latest Major Action: 1/30/2001 Referred to House committee Committees: House Ways and Means, 2/2/01 | Text | Summary and Status |

    S.150 : Broadband Deployment Act of 2001
    A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an incentive to ensure that all Americans gain timely and equitable access to the Internet over current and future generations of broadband capability. Sponsor: Sen Kerry, John F. - Latest Major Action: 1/23/2001 Referred to Senate committee Committees: Senate Finance | Text | Summary and Status |

    S.88 : Broadband Internet Access Act of 2001
    A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an incentive to ensure that all Americans gain timely and equitable access to the Internet over current and future generations of broadband capability. Sponsor: Sen Rockefeller IV, John D. - Latest Major Action: 1/22/2001 Referred to Senate committee Committees: Senate Finance | Text | Summary and Status |

    First Amendment / Speech

    H.R.5524
    To develop and deploy technologies to defeat Internet jamming and censorship. Sponsor: Rep Cox, Christopher(introduced 10/2/2002)
    S.3093
    Sponsor: Sen Wyden, Ron [OR](introduced 10/10/2002) Latest Major Action: 10/10/2002 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Title: A bill to develop and deploy technologies to defeat Internet jamming and censorship

    H.CON.RES.441
    Expressing the sense of the Congress that the Children's Internet Protection Act is constitutional as it applies to public libraries. Sponsor: Rep Andrews, Robert E.- 7/15/2002 Referred to House committee. | Summary and Status |,

  • Politicians renew fight for anti-porn law, CNET 8/2/02
  • H.RES.430 :
    Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the use of content labeling for Internet web sites of Members of the House of Representatives. Sponsor: Rep Goodlatte, Bob  | Text | Summary and Status |

    H.R. 4623 Child Obscenity and Pornography Prevention Act of 2002 COPPA(2)
    House Judiciary Markup of H.R. 4623, the "Child Obscenity and Pornography Prevention Act of 2002"; Thur May 16 2002

  • House Passes Net Child Porno Ban, Internet News 6/26/02
  • House OKs Internet child-porn ban, MSNBC 6/26/02
  • Bill Would Ban Porn Site Names That Appeal To Kids, Wash Tech 5/6/02
  • April 29: House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security 2:00 p.m. in 2141 Rayburn House Office Building Oversight hearing on "Enhancing Child Protection Laws After the April 16, 2002 Supreme Court Decision, Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition.", House 5/3/02
  • Porn Panel Plays It Safe, Wired 5/3/02
  • Lawmakers Take Another Shot At Kid Porn, Newsbytes 5/1/02
  • Ashcroft Pushes for Legislation to Ban Virtual Child Pornography, NYT 5/1/02
  • Bill attempts to bypass 'virtual' child porn ruling, USA Today 5/1/02
  • S.2137 Family Privacy and Security Act of 2002 (DNS):
    A bill to facilitate the protection of minors using the Internet from material that is harmful to minors, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Sen Landrieu, Mary L. | Text | Summary and Status |

    H.R.2472: Protect Children From E-Mail Smut Act of 2001 Sponsor: Rep Lofgren, Zoe (introduced 7/11/2001) To protect children from unsolicited e-mail smut containing sexually oriented advertisements offensive to minors.  | Text | Summary and Status |
    Rep. Lofgren Bill Keeps 'E-Mail Smut' Away From Kids, Newsbytes 7/12/01

    H.R.1655 : Personal Pictures Protection Act of 2001
    To amend title 18, United States Code, to punish the placing of sexual explicit photographs on the Internet without the permission of the persons photographed. Sponsor: Rep Green, Mark - | Text | Summary |

    S.124: Children's Protection Act of 2001
    A bill to exempt agreements relating to voluntary guidelines governing telecast material, movies, video games, Internet content, and music lyrics from the applicability of the antitrust laws, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Sen Brownback, Sam - Latest Major Action: 1/22/2001 Referred to Senate committee Committees: Senate Judiciary | Text | Summary and Status |

    Gambling

  • Wanna Bet? Feds Say Not So Fast, Wired 10/3/02
  • House Bars Net Gambling Payments, AP 10/3/02
  • US - House passes Internet gambling bill, CNN 10/3/02
  • Web Gambling Ban Passes Hurdle, Reuters 6/20/02
  • Gambling bill squeaks through House committee, CNET 6/20/02
  • Net Gambling Bill Stalls, USA Today 6/17/02
  • Could Online Gambling Be Banned, Internet News 3/13/02
  • House panel approves Net gambling ban, Reuters 3/13/02
  • House panel approves Net gambling ban, CNET 3/13/02
  • Lawmakers Resurrect Call For Net Gambling Ban, Wash Tech 1/30/02
  • Net gambling bill introduced, USAtoday 11/30/01
  • Internet Gambling Bill Heads Toward Passage, Newsfactor 11/1/01
  • Terror Bill Limits Gambling, Too, Wired 10/12/01
  • Net Gaming Finds Way Into Crime Bill, Newsbytes 10/10/01

  • S.3006 Comprehensive Internet Gambling Prohibition Act of 2002
    A bill to prohibit Internet gambling. Sponsor: Sen Johnson, Tim(introduced 9/25/2002)

    HR 3215 Combatting Illegal Gambling Reform and Modernization Act
    To amend title 18, United States Code, to expand and modernize the prohibition against interstate gambling, and for other purposes. | Text | Summary and Status |

    H.R. 3215, the "Combatting Illegal Gambling Reform and Modernization Act
    House Judiciary markup of H.R. 3215, the "Combatting Illegal Gambling Reform and Modernization Act" Thur May 16 2002, House 5/17/02

    H.R.2579: Internet Gambling Payments Prohibition Act
    To prevent the use of certain bank instruments for Internet gambling, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep LaFalce, John J. | Text | Summary and Status |

    H.R.556: Unlawful Internet Gambling Funding Prohibition Act
    To prevent the use of certain bank instruments for unlawful Internet gambling, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep Leach, James A. - Latest Major Action: 2/12/2001 Referred to House committee Committees: House Financial Services; House Judiciary, Cong 2/16/01 | Text | Summary and Status |

    H.R.641 : National Collegiate and Amateur Athletic Protection Act of 2001
    To protect amateur athletics and combat illegal sports gambling. Sponsor: Rep Gibbons, Jim - Committees: House Judiciary; House Education and the Workforce | Text | Summary and Status |

    S.718 Amateur Sports Integrity Act
    A bill to direct the National Institute of Standards and Technology to establish a program to support research and training in methods of detecting the use of
    performance-enhancing drugs by athletes, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Sen McCain, John (introduced 4/5/2001) |Text | Summary and Status |
    See Section III: Unlawful Internet Gambling Funding Prohibition Act

    Amendment: S.338 National Collegiate and Amateur Athletic Protection Act of 2001:
    A bill to protect amateur athletics and combat illegal sports gambling. Sponsor: Sen Ensign, John E. - Committees: Senate Judiciary | Text | Summary and Status |
    Senate Anti-Gambling Bill Forces Schools to Spy on Students, Standard 5/16/01

    General

  • Bush To Sign E-gov Act, Internet News 12/18/02
  • Government A Mouse Click Away, CBS 12/18/02
  • Bush signs e-government bill, CNET 12/18/02
  • E-Gov Act May Still Pass Muster Internet News 10/23/02
  • Bill Proposes 'High-Tech Guard, FCW 3/21/02
  • Senators seek high-tech SWAT team, MSNBC 3/21/02
  • Senate Committee Approves E-Government Bill, Newsbytes 3/25/02
  • Shielding ISPs from criminal liability, cnet 2/15/02

  • S.AMDT.4623 to H.R.5005
    To enhance the management and promotion of electronic Government services and processes by establishing an Office of Electronic Government within the Office of Management and Budget, and by establishing a broad framework of measures that require using Internet-based information technology to enhance citizen access to Government information and services, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Sen Lieberman, Joseph I.-, Thomas 9/20/02

    H.R.2458 : E-Government Act of 2001
    To enhance the management and promotion of electronic Government services and processes by establishing a Federal Chief Information Officer within the Office of Management and Budget, and by establishing a broad framework of measures that require using Internet-based information technology to enhance citizen access to Government information and services, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep Turner, Jim - | Text | Summary and Status |

    S.803 : E-Government Act of 2001
    A bill to enhance the management and promotion of electronic Government services and processes by establishing a Federal Chief Information Officer within the Office of Management and Budget, and by establishing a broad framework of measures that require using Internet-based information technology to enhance citizen access to Government information and services, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Sen Lieberman, Joseph I. | Text | Summary |
    E-Government Measure Introduced In U.S. House, IDG 07/13/01

    S.RES.21: A resolution directing the Sergeant-at-Arms to provide Internet access to certain Congressional documents, including certain Congressional Research Service publications, Senate lobbying and gift report filings, and Senate and Joint Committee documents. Sponsor: Sen McCain, John - Latest Major Action: 2/14/2001 Referred to Senate committee Committees: Senate Rules and Administration, Cong 2/23/01| Text | Summary and Status |

    H.R.1034 NTIA Digital Network Technology Program Act
    To amend the National Telecommunications and Information Administration Organization Act to establish a digital network technology program, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep Towns, Edolphus (introduced 3/14/2001) | Text | Summary |

    Intellectual Property

    See Library of Congress Legislation Website
  • Balance shifts in copyright battle, USA Today 10/7/02
  • Bill Sets Stage For Fair Use Fight, Internet News 10/3/02
  • Senator pulls support for copyright bill, CNET 9/6/02
  • Sen. Hollings Introduces Digital Piracy Bill , Newsbytes 3/25/02
  • Proposed Anti-Piracy Bill Draws Fire, CNET 3/25/02
  • Feds ponder MP3 tax, CNEWs 3/19/02
  • Senate Won't Act On Digital Content Bill - Lawmaker, Wash Tech 3/15/02
  • Lawmaker renews anti-copying criticism, CNET 3/13/02
  • House Cool To Copy Protection, Wired 3/4/02
  • Glacial Progress Expected On Digital Music Legislation, Wash Tech 1/9/02
  • Congressmen Call For Copyright Changes, InternetNEws 8/3/01
  • Online Music Bill Takes Aim at Big Labels, Standard 8/3/01

  • S.J. RES. 51  H.J. RES. 116 Consumer Technology Bill of Rights

    H.R. 5544 Digital Media Consumers' Rights Act of 2002 10/3/2002

    H.R. 5522 Digital Choice and Freedom Act of 2002  10/2/2002

    H.R. 5469 Small Webcaster Amendments Act of 2002  9/26/2002

  • Bush Signs Net Radio Act, Wash Post 12/10/02
  • Webcast Measure Divides Its Ranks LA Times 10/24/02
  • Small Web radio stations to pay lower royalties USA Today 10/23/02
  • Senate Puts Webcasting Bill On Hold CNET 10/21/02
  • Senate delays webcast royalties bill MSNBC 10/21/02
  • Webcasters Get Royalty Reprieve Wash Post 10/21/02

  • HR 5285 (Inslee) Internet Radio Fairness Act
    To amend title 17, United States Code, with respect to royalty fees for webcasting and for other purposes.
    Inslee on Internet Radio Fairness Act, House 8/2/02
    New bill would save small Webcasters, CNET 7/29/02

    H.R.5211
    Sponsor: Rep Berman, Howard L.(introduced 7/25/2002)  Title: To amend title 17, United States Code, to limit the liability of copyright owners for protecting their works on peer-to-peer networks.
    | Summary and Status | Text |
    Statement of Rep. Howard L. Berman  Introduction of the Peer to Peer Piracy Prevention Act  July 25, 2002

    H.R. 5057Intellectual Property Protection Act of 2002 6/27/2002

    S.2048 Consumer Broadband and Digital Television Promotion Act'.:
    A bill to regulate interstate commerce in certain devices by providing for private sector development of technological protection measures to be implemented and enforced by Federal regulations to protect digital content and promote broadband as well as the transition to digital television, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Sen Hollings, Ernest F| Text | Summary and Status |.
    ACM Letter March 29, 20002 to Sen. Hollings

    S. 2031H.R. 3204 S. 1611 Intellectual Property Protection Restoration Act of 2002 3/19/2002

    HR-2724, Music Online Competition Act
    To amend title 17, United States Code, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep Cannon, Chris | Summary and Status | Text |

    H.R. 2100  Twenty-First Century Distance Learning Enhancement Act  6/7/2001

    HR 687  S. 487 The Technology, Education and Copyright Harmonization (TEACH) Act Passed (incorporated into H.R. 2215, 21st Century Department of Justice Appropriations Authorization Act)
    Permits Educators to use copyrighted material in distance education.
    ALA Analysis
    Conf HR 687

    H.R. 2215 P.L. 107-273 21st Century Department of Justice Appropriations Authorization Act (incorporating S. 487, Technology, Education And Copyright Harmonization Act, and S. 320, Technology, Education And Copyright Harmonization Act) 6/19/2001
    H.R. 614 Copyright Technical Corrections Act of 2001 2/14/2001

    S. 320 Intellectual Property and High Technology Technical Amendments Act of 2001 (incorporated into H.R. 2215, 21st Century Department of Justice Appropriations Authorization Act)

    Privacy

  • House Approves Government-Privacy Bill, Reuters 10/9/02
  • Senator Prevents Action on Online Privacy Bill, NYT 5/17/02
  • Legislators renew push for privacy rules, CNET 10/12/01
  • Web privacy bill planned, USAToday 10/12/01

  • S.2839 Children's Electronic Access Safety Enhancement (CEASE) Act -
    A bill to enhance the protection of privacy of children who use school or library computers employing Internet content management services, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Sen Cleland, Max

    HR 4678 Consumer Privacy Protection Act of 2002
    Sponsor: Rep Stearns, Cliff(introduced 5/8/2002)  Title: To protect and enhance consumer privacy, and for other purposes. | Text | Summary and Status |.
    House Commerce Comm Hearing: H.R. 4678, the Consumer Privacy Protection Act of 2002 September 24, 2002 9 am, House 9/23/02

    S.2201 Online Personal Privacy Act
    A bill to protect the online privacy of individuals who use the Internet. Sponsor: Sen Hollings, Ernest F | Text | Summary and Status |.

  • Legislative: ITAA Says Privacy Bill Would Expose Online Consumers to Fewer Protections -, ITAA 5/22/02
  • Internet businesses attack privacy bill, MSNBC 4/26/02
  • Cooperation On Privacy Bill Urged, Wash Tech 4/26/02
  • Net firms object to Senate Privacy Bill, CNN 4/26/02
  • Internet companies balk over proposed privacy legislation, Nando 4/26/02
  • Senator's privacy bill drawing industry opposition, CW 4/26/02
  • Online Privacy Bill Raising Concerns, Internet News 4/26/02
  • Bill May Bring Privacy Protection To Net Users, USA Today 4/22/02
  • Senator Introduces Online Privacy Bill, LA Times 4/22/02
  • S. 1742 Restore Your Identity Act of 2001
    To prevent the crime of identity theft, mitigate the harm to individuals victimized by identity theft, and for other purposes.  Ms. Cantwell.  Nov. 29, 2001.  | Text | Summary and Status |.
    Senate Committee OKs ID Theft Bills, Wash Tech 5/17/02

    S.197 Spyware Control and Privacy Protection Act of 2001
    Sponsor: Sen Edwards, John(introduced 1/29/2001) Title: A bill to provide for the disclosure of the collection of information through computer software, and for other purposes. | Summary and Status | Text |

    H.R.112 Electronic Privacy Protection Act
    Sponsor: Rep Holt, Rush D.(introduced 1/3/2001)  Title: To prohibit the making, importation, exportation, distribution, sale, offer for sale, installation, or use of an information collection device without proper labeling or notice and consent. | Summary and Status | Text |

    H.RES.159 :
    Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that machine-readable privacy policies and the Platform for Privacy Preferences Project specification, commonly known as the P3P specification, are important tools in protecting the privacy of Internet users, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep Smith, Adam  | Text | Summary and Status |

    H.R.347: Consumer Online Privacy and Disclosure Act
    To require the Federal Trade Commission to prescribe regulations to protect the privacy of personal information collected from and about individuals on the Internet, to provide greater individual control over the collection and use of that information, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep Green, Gene - Latest Major Action: 1/31/2001 Referred to House committee Committees: House Energy and Commerce, 2/2/01 | Text| Summary and Status |

    H.R.91: Social Security On-line Privacy Protection Act'
    To regulate the use by interactive computer services of Social Security account numbers and related personally identifiable information. Sponsor: Rep Frelinghuysen, Rodney P. - Latest Major Action: 1/3/2001 Referred to House committee Committees: House Energy and Commerce | Text | Summary and Status |

    H.R.237 : Consumer Internet Privacy Enhancement Act
    To protect the privacy of consumers who use the Internet. Sponsor: Rep Eshoo, Anna G. - Latest Major Action: 1/20/2001 Referred to House committee Committees: House Energy and Commerce | Text | Summary and Status |

    H.R.91 Social Security On-line Privacy Protection Act
    Sponsor: Rep Frelinghuysen, Rodney P.(introduced 1/3/2001)
    Title: To regulate the use by interactive computer services of Social Security account numbers and related personally identifiable information. | Summary and Status | Text |

    H.R.89 : Online Privacy Protection Act of 2001 Rep Frelinghuysen, Rodney P.
    To require the Federal Trade Commission to prescribe regulations to protect the privacy of personal information collected from and about individuals who are not covered by the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 on the Internet, to provide greater individual control over the collection and use of that information, and for other purposes. Text | Summary and status :

    SPAM

  • Spam Law Foe Reverses Direction Internet News 10/28/02
  • Senator Pushes Anti-Spam Bill, TechTV 5/22/02
  • Spam, privacy legislation advance, MSNBC 5/17/02
  • Senate Panel Votes To Can Spam, Wash Tech 5/17/02
  • Spam Bill Expected to Reach Senate, LA times 5/6/02
  • Tax

  • Bush Signs Two-Year Internet Tax Ban Extension, Wash Tech 11/28/01
  • US Rejects ETax Plan, BBC 11/16/01
  • Bush to sign bill extending Net tax ban, USAToday 11/16/01
  • Senate Approves Internet Tax Ban Extension, Newsfactor 11/16/01
  • Senate Passes Two-Year Internet Tax Ban, Wash Tech 11/16/01
  • Bush to sign measure extending moratorium on Internet-related taxes, Nando 11/16/01
  • Brief: Senate OK's Internet access tax moratorium, CW 11/16/01
  • E-Commerce Community Hails Tax Ban, INews 11/16/01
  • Ban On Internet Taxes Scaled Back, INews 10/12/01
  • Ban On Internet Taxes Scaled Back, Newsfactor 10/12/01
  • Senators propose Net tax ban Extension, CNN 10/5/01
  • Congress Edges Toward Standalone Net Tax Ban Extension, Newsbytes 8/1/01
  • House Panel: Thumbs Up to Extension of Internet Tax Ban, InternetNews 8/3/01

  • S.2479 :
    A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to include in the criteria for selecting any project for the low-income housing credit whether such project has high-speed Internet infrastructure. Sponsor: Sen Kerry, John F | Text | Summary and Status |

    H.R.1552 Internet Tax Nondiscrimination Act
    To foster innovation and technological advancement in the development of the Internet and electronic commerce, and to assist the States in simplifying their sales and use taxes.  Sponsor: Sen Enzi, Michael B.- Latest Major Action: 11/15/2001 Motion to table amendment SA 2155 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 57 - 43. Record Vote Number: 341 Passed |Summary and Status | Text |. Congress Extends Tax Moritorium

    S.1567 Internet Tax Moratorium and Equity Act
    A bill to foster innovation and technological advancement in the development of the Internet and electronic commerce, and to assist the States in simplifying their sales and use taxes. Sponsor: Sen Enzi, Michael B. | Summary and Statuts | Text |

    S.1481 : Internet Tax Moratorium Extension Act
    A bill to extend the moratorium enacted by the Internet Tax Freedom Act for 2 years, and encourage States to simplify their sales and use taxes. Sponsor: Sen Wyden, Ron- | Summary and Status | Text |

    S.1504 : Internet Tax Moratorium Extension Act
    A bill to extend the moratorium enacted by the Internet Tax Freedom Act through June 30, 2002. Sponsor: Sen Dorgan, Byron L.- | Summary and Status | Text |

    S.1525 :
    A bill to extend the moratorium on the imposition of taxes on the Internet for an additional 5 years. Sponsor: Sen Allen, George- | Summary and Status | Text |

    S.1542 :
    A bill to foster innovation and technological advancement in the development of the Internet and electronic commerce, and to assist the States in simplifying their sales and use taxes. Sponsor: Sen Enzi, Michael B.- Latest Major Action: 10/11/2001 Referred to Senate committee Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, | Summary and Status | Text |

    H.R.2526 Internet Tax Fairness Act of 2001:
    To make permanent the moratorium enacted by the Internet Tax Freedom Act, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep Goodlatte, Bob | Text | Summary and Status |

    H.R.1410 Internet Tax Moratorium and Equity Act:
    To foster innovation and technological advancement in the development of the Internet and electronic commerce, and to assist the States in simplifying their sales and use taxes. Sponsor: Rep Istook, Ernest J., Jr. | Summary & Status | Text |

    S.AMDT.723 to H.R.1836
    To make permanent the moratorium on the imposition of taxes on the Internet. Sponsor: Sen Smith, Bob - Latest Major Action: 5/21/2001 Amendment SA 723 ruled out of order by the chair.

    H.R.1835 :
    To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income computers and Internet access provided by an employer for the personal use of employees. Sponsor: Rep Weller, Jerry - Latest Major Action: 5/15/2001 Referred to House committee Committees: House Ways and Means | Text: | Summary and status: |

    HR 1675 Internet Tax Non Discrimination Act
    A bill to permanently extend the moratorium enacted by the Internet Tax Freedom Act, and for other purposes.  Intro 5/2/01. Sponsor Rep. Cox. | Text | Summary |
    House Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law 2:00 p.m. in 2141 Rayburn House Office Building H. R. 1552 and H.R. 1675, both entitled the "Internet Tax Nondiscrimination Act.", Cong 8/1/01

    H.R.1552 : Internet Tax Nondiscrimination Act
    To extend the moratorium enacted by the Internet Tax Freedom Act through 2006, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep Cox, Christopher | Text | Summary |
    June 26 House Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law 2:30 p.m. in 2141 RHOB Legislative Hearing On: H.R. 1552 and H.R. 1675, both entitled the "Internet Tax Nondiscrimination Act."
    House Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law 2:00 p.m. in 2141 Rayburn House Office Building H. R. 1552 and H.R. 1675, both entitled the "Internet Tax Nondiscrimination Act.", Cong 8/1/01

    S.777 : Internet Tax Nondiscrimination Act
    A bill to permanently extend the moratorium enacted by the Internet Tax Freedom Act, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Sen Allen, George | Text | Summary|

    S.589
    Sponsor: Sen Smith, Bob (introduced 3/21/2001) A bill to make permanent the moratorium on the imposition of taxes on the Internet. | Text | Summary |

    S.512: Internet Tax Moratorium and Equity Act'
    A bill to foster innovation and technological advancement in the development of the Internet and electronic commerce, and to assist
    the States in simplifying their sales and use taxes. Sponsor: Sen Dorgan, Byron L. - Latest Major Action: 3/9/2001 Referred to Senate committee | Text | Summary |
    Senator: Net-Tax Moratorium Bill Support, Newsbytes 3/23/01

    S.245: A bill to make permanent the moratorium on the Federal imposition of taxes on the Internet. Sponsor: Sen Smith, Bob - Latest Major Action: 2/6/2001 Referred to Senate committee Committees: Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Text | Summary and Status |

    S.246: A bill to extend the moratorium on the imposition of taxes on the Internet for an additional 5 years. Sponsor: Sen Smith, Bob - Latest Major Action: 2/6/2001 Referred to Senate committee Committees: Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation| Text | Summary and Status |

    S.288: Internet Tax Nondiscrimination Act: A bill to extend the moratorium enacted by the Internet Tax Freedom Act through 2006, and encourage States to simplify their sales and use taxes. Sponsor: Sen Wyden, Ron - Latest Major Action: 2/8/2001 Referred to Senate committee Committees: Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation | Text | Summary and Status |
     

  • Permanent Moratorium Proposed for Net Taxes, InternetNews 7/19/01
  • Urgency Of Net Tax Moratorium May Eclipse State Concerns, Newsfactor 7/19/01
  • Tax Bills Before House This Week, Newsbytes 7/17/01
  • Net Tax Bills Take Center Stage In House This Week, Washtech 7/17/01
  • Press Statement John McCain on Internet Tax Legislation June 19, 2001
  • Lawmakers Mull Yet Another Net Tax Plan, Newsfactor 4/27/01
  • Bills To Extend Net-Tax Moratorium Debut, Newsbytes 4/27/01
  • U.S. Senators Call For High-Tech Tax Credit, EComm News 4/25/01
  • Universal Service
    See FCC Legislation
  • Senate Appropriates Attempt to Restore CTC and TOP funding, Wash Post 7/19/02

  • S.1731 Agriculture, Conservation, and Rural Enhancement Act of 200
    Sponsor: Sen Harkin, Tom(introduced 11/27/2001)
    Related Bills: H.R.2646 Title: An original bill to strengthen the safety net for agricultural producers, to enhance resource conservation and rural development, to provide for farm credit, agricultural research, nutrition, and related programs, to ensure consumers abundant food and fiber, and for other purposes. Sec. 601  Access to Broadband Telecommunications Services in Rural Areas | Summary and Status | Text | Passed Senate

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