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


Apr 30, 2002
107th Congress, 2001–2002

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.


Lamar Smith

Representative for Texas's 21st congressional district



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Last Updated: Jun 26, 2002
Length: 26 pages

About the bill

Full Title

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.

Summary (CRS)

6/25/2002--Passed House amended.Child Obscenity and Pornography Prevention Act of 2002 - Amends the Federal criminal code to prohibit:(1) making a visual depiction that is a computer image or computer-generated image ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Apr 30, 2002

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 19, 2002
Reported by Committee

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Jun 25, 2002
Passed House

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

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 4623”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


69 cosponsors (52R, 17D) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, As Amended
Jun 25, 2002 5:25 p.m.
Passed 413/8

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