H.R. 719 (110th): Keeping the Internet Devoid of Sexual Predators Act of 2007

Jan 30, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Died (Passed House)
Earl Pomeroy
Representative for North Dakota At Large
Read Text »
Last Updated
Nov 15, 2007
7 pages
Related Bills
S. 431 (identical)

Signed by the President
Oct 13, 2008


This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on November 14, 2007 but was never passed by the Senate.

Introduced Jan 30, 2007
Referred to Committee Jan 30, 2007
Passed House Nov 14, 2007
Full Title

A bill to authorize additional appropriations for supervision of Internet access by sex offenders convicted under Federal law, and for other purposes.


No summaries available.

On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Nov 14, 2007 1:31 p.m.
Passed 417/0

75 cosponsors (44D, 31R) (show)

House Judiciary

Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

Senate Judiciary

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

Primary Source

THOMAS.gov (The Library of Congress)

GovTrack gets most information from THOMAS, which is updated generally one day after events occur. Activity since the last update may not be reflected here. Data comes via the congress project.


Get a bill status widget for your website »


Click a format for a citation suggestion:


H.R. stands for House of Representatives bill.

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

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.

GovTrack’s Bill Summary

We don’t have a summary available yet.

Library of Congress Summary

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.

11/14/2007--Passed House amended.
Keeping the Internet Devoid of Sexual Predators Act of 2007 or the KIDS Act of 2007 - Authorizes additional appropriations for FY2008-FY2013 to: (1) evaluate and purchase Internet filtering and monitoring programs and devices; (2) train probation officers in the use of such programs and devices and in the supervision of sex offenders; and (3) hire probation officers and other personnel as required to supervise convicted sex offenders effectively.
Amends the federal criminal code to:
(1) include as discretionary conditions for the probation and supervised release of a convicted sex offender restricted access to the Internet and monitoring of computers used by such offender by a probation officer;
(2) impose a fine and/or prison term of up to 20 years for conducting, or attempting or conspiring to conduct, a financial transaction to facilitate access to, or possession of, child pornography; and
(3) include as monetary instruments for money laundering purposes electronic or digital currencies or stored value cards.
Directs the U.S. Sentencing Commission to review and, if appropriate, amend its sentencing guidelines for sex offenses involving children where the crimes are committed or facilitated by use of the Internet and the offender's age is misrepresented on the Internet or the offender's status as a sex offender is not revealed.
Amends the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 to revise the minimum standards, under a pilot program, for electronic monitoring of sex offenders to eliminate requirements that the tracking device: (1) contain cellular technology in a single unit; and (2) provide two- and three-way voice communication.

House Republican Conference Summary

The summary below was written by the House Republican Conference, which is the caucus of Republicans in the House of Representatives.

No summary available.

House Democratic Caucus Summary

The House Democratic Caucus does not provide summaries of bills.

So, yes, we display the House Republican Conference’s summaries when available even if we do not have a Democratic summary available. That’s because we feel it is better to give you as much information as possible, even if we cannot provide every viewpoint.

We’ll be looking for a source of summaries from the other side in the meanwhile.

Use the comment space below for discussion of the merits of H.R. 719 (110th) with other GovTrack users.
Your comments are not read by Congressional staff.

comments powered by Disqus