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S. 436 (111th): Internet Stopping Adults Facilitating the Exploitation of Today’s Youth Act of 2009


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2/13/2009--Introduced. Internet Stopping Adults Facilitating the Exploitation of Today's Youth Act of 2009 or the SAFETY Act - Amends the federal criminal code to: (1) prohibit financial transactions in interstate or foreign commerce that facilitate access to, or the possession of, child pornography; (2) prohibit conduct by an Internet content hosting provider or email service provider that facilitates access to, or the possession of, child pornography; (3) require providers of electronic communication or remote computing services to retain certain user records for at least two years; (4) establish certain child sexual exploitation crimes as a predicate for money laundering prosecutions; (5) increase criminal penalties for sexual exploitation of children and for child pornography; and (6) establish embezzlement or theft of public property and bribery as predicates for racketeering prosecutions.

Authorizes appropriations for FY2010-FY2014 for the Innocent Images National Initiative.