H. R. 414
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 9, 2009
Mr. King of New York introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce
To require mobile phones containing digital cameras to make a sound when a photograph is taken.
This Act may be cited as the
Phone Predator Alert Act.
Congress finds that children and adolescents have been exploited by photographs taken in dressing rooms and public places with the use of a camera phone.
Audible Sound Standard
Beginning 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, any mobile phone containing a digital camera that is manufactured for sale in the United States shall sound a tone or other sound audible within a reasonable radius of the phone whenever a photograph is taken with the camera in such phone. A mobile phone manufactured after such date shall not be equipped with a means of disabling or silencing such tone or sound.
Enforcement by Consumer Product Safety Commission
The requirement in subsection (a) shall be treated as a consumer product safety standard promulgated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission under section 7 of the Consumer Product Safety Act (15 U.S.C. 2056). A violation of subsection (a) shall be enforced by the Commission under section 19 of such Act (15 U.S.C. 2068).