H.R. 3833 (107th): Dot Kids Implementation and Efficiency Act of 2002

Mar 04, 2002 (107th Congress, 2001–2002)
Signed by the President
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 107-317.
John Shimkus
Representative for Illinois's 20th congressional district
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Last Updated
Nov 21, 2002
6 pages
Related Bills
S. 2537 (Related)
Dot Kids Implementation and Efficiency Act of 2002

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 21, 2002


This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 4, 2002.

Introduced Mar 04, 2002
Referred to Committee Mar 04, 2002
Reported by Committee Apr 10, 2002
Passed House May 21, 2002
Passed Senate with Changes Nov 13, 2002
House Agreed to Changes Nov 15, 2002
Signed by the President Dec 04, 2002
Full Title

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.


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On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
May 21, 2002 1:54 p.m.
Passed 406/2

40 cosponsors (24R, 16D) (show)

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11/13/2002--Passed Senate amended.
Dot Kids Implementation and Efficiency Act of 2002 - Amends the National Telecommunications and Information Administration Organization Act to direct the Secretary of Commerce to assign to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) responsibility for providing for the establishment, and overseeing operation, of a second-level Internet domain within the U.S. country code domain that provides access only to materials suitable for, and not harmful to, minors.
Directs NTIA to require the same registry selected to operate and maintain the U.S. country code Internet domain to establish, operate, and maintain such second-level domain.
Prohibits NTIA from exercising any option periods under a contract with the initial registry to operate and maintain the United States country code Internet domain, or from entering into a new contract with a successor registry, unless such registry enters into an agreement with NTIA which requires the registry to carry out, and the new domain to operate under, specified requirements, including:
(1) written content standards for the new domain and a process for the removal of content that does not meet such standards;
(2) procedures to promote the accuracy of information submitted by registrants; and
(3) a requirement that the new domain is operational within one year after the enactment of this Act.Requires NTIA to publicize the availability of the new domain and to educate parents of minors regarding the process for utilizing such domain in coordination with filtering or blocking technologies.Directs the registry to annually prepare and submit to specified congressional committees a report on the its monitoring and enforcement procedures for the new domain.Authorizes NTIA to suspend from new domain operation a registry found not to be serving its intended purpose.

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