S. 948 (110th): CAMRA Act

Introduced:
Mar 21, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Joseph Lieberman
Senator from Connecticut
Party
Independent
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Last Updated
Mar 21, 2007
Length
5 pages
Related Bills
S. 1902 (109th) was a previous version of this bill.

Passed Senate
Last Action: Sep 13, 2006

 
Status

This bill was introduced on March 21, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Mar 21, 2007
Referred to Committee Mar 21, 2007
 
Full Title

A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize funding for the establishment of a program on children and the media within the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to study the role and impact of electronic media in the development of children.

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Cosponsors
6 cosponsors (5D, 1R) (show)
Committees

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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3/21/2007--Introduced.
Children and Media Research Advancement Act or the CAMRA Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, to enter into a contract with the National Academy of Science or another appropriate entity to:
(1) review, synthesize, and report on research regarding the roles and impact of electronic media (including television, motion pictures, DVD's, interactive video games, digital music, the Internet, and cell phones) and exposures to such media on youth in core areas of development; and
(2) establish research priorities regarding such issues.
Directs the Secretary, acting through the Director, to award grants for research concerning the role and impact of electronic media on the cognitive, physical, and socio-behavioral development of youth.
Requires such research to:
(1) focus on the impact of factors such as media content, format, length of exposure, age of youth, venue, and nature of parental involvement; and
(2) include as electronic media television, motion pictures, DVDs, interactive video games, digital music, the Internet, and cell phones.

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