Hill Watch Alert
House to Vote on the
Child Obscenity and Pornography Prevention Act of 2002 (H.R. 4623)
House of Representatives is expected to vote on the Child Obscenity and Pornography
Prevention Act of 2002 (H.R. 4623) on Tuesday, June 25, 2002.
text of legislation)
The measure amends the Federal criminal code to prohibit:
Making a visual depiction that is a computer image or computer-generated
image of, or that appears virtually indistinguishable from an image
of, a minor engaging in specified sexually explicit conduct;
Offering, agreeing, attempting, or conspiring to provide, sell, receive,
or purchase a visual depiction of a minor engaging in such conduct;
Producing, distributing, receiving, or possessing with intent to distribute,
or possessing a visual depiction that is, or is virtually indistinguishable
from, that of a pre-pubescent child engaging in such conduct;
Showing a minor obscene material or child pornography;
Providing obscene material, child pornography, or other material assistance
to facilitate offenses against minors; or
Employing or coercing a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct outside
of the United States for the purpose of producing a visual depiction
of such conduct.
bill includes the prohibition of the use of materials to facilitate
offenses against minors within the scope of enhanced penalties provisions.
In addition, the bill authorizes a provider of electronic communication
or remote computing services that reasonably believes it has obtained
knowledge of facts and circumstances indicating a violation of provisions
regarding child pornography to report to the Cyber Tip Line at the National
Center for Missing and Exploited Children, which shall forward that
report to designated law enforcement agencies. Finally, the measure
directs the Attorney General to establish and supervise the development
and operation of a comprehensive computerized database to facilitate
the identification of child pornography produced with actual children
and to facilitate the identification of perpetrators.
Can You Do?
Urge your representative to Support
the House to vote on the Child
Obscenity and Pornography Prevention Act of 2002 (H.R. 4623)
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