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H.R. 4623 (107th): Child Obscenity and Pornography Prevention Act of 2002

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To prevent trafficking in child pornography and obscenity, to proscribe pandering and solicitation relating to visual depictions of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct, to prevent the use of child pornography and obscenity to facilitate crimes against children, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Lamar Smith

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 21st congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 26, 2002
Length: 26 pages
Introduced
Apr 30, 2002
107th Congress (2001–2002)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 25, 2002 but was never passed by the Senate.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).

Cosponsors

69 Cosponsors (52 Republicans, 17 Democrats)

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History

Apr 30, 2002
 
Introduced

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Jun 19, 2002
 
Ordered Reported

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Jun 25, 2002
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

H.R. 4623 (107th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 4623. This is the one from the 107th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 107th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2001 to Nov 22, 2002. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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