H.R. 6299 (109th): Protecting Our Children from Age-Restricted Internet Products and Services Act of 2006

Introduced:
Sep 29, 2006 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Charles “Chip” Pickering Jr.
Representative for Mississippi's 3rd congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Sep 29, 2006
Length
26 pages
 
Status

This bill was introduced on September 29, 2006, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Sep 29, 2006
Referred to Committee Sep 29, 2006
 
Full Title

To prevent children from purchasing Internet-distributed age-restricted products and services by regulating the funding thereof and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
1 cosponsors (1R) (show)
Committees

House Financial Services

Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit

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9/29/2006--Introduced.
Protecting Our Children from Age-Restricted Internet Products and Services Act of 2006 - Requires Internet payment processing businesses used by sellers of age-restricted products or services harmful to minors (under age 17) to include: (1) an interactive age verification process; (2) a network of authorized money receiving businesses; (3) a designated Internet payment account for each customer; and (4) procedures for ensuring that the customer's identity and age are independently verified.
Establishes in the Department of the Treasury the Office of Electronic Funding Oversight to coordinate federal efforts to prevent minors from purchasing age-restricted products or services on the Internet.
Prohibits noncompliant Internet payment processing businesses from processing financial transactions for the purchase of age-restricted products or services harmful to minors.
Authorizes the Attorney General or any state Attorney General to apply for an injunction or temporary restraining order to prevent or restrain a violation of this Act.
Imposes a fine and/or prison term of up to five years for violations of this Act.

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