H.R. 4059 (111th): Online Age Verification and Child Safety Act


Nov 6, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on November 6, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Bart Stupak

Representative for Michigan's 1st congressional district



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Last Updated: Nov 6, 2009
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About the bill

Full Title

To enhance Internet safety and security and to prevent exploitation of children online through the use of technology.

Summary (CRS)

Online Age Verification and Child Safety Act - Makes it unlawful for an operator of a pornographic website to display any pornographic material without first verifying that any user is ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Nov 6, 2009

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 4059”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


Committee Assignments

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


There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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