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H.R. 3878 (113th): Hate Crime Reporting Act of 2014


The text of the bill below is as of Jan 15, 2014 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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113th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 3878

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 15, 2014

(for himself, Mr. Meeks, Ms. Kuster, Mr. Honda, Ms. Chu, Mr. Rush, Mrs. Carolyn B. Maloney of New York, Mr. Pierluisi, Mr. Cárdenas, Mr. Pocan, Ms. Norton, and Mr. Kind) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To require the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to update a report on the role of telecommunications, including the Internet, on the commission of hate crimes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Hate Crime Reporting Act of 2014 .

2.

Report

Section 155 of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration Organization Act is amended to read as follows:

155.

Report on the role of telecommunications in hate crimes

(a)

Report required

Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of the Hate Crime Reporting Act of 2014 , the NTIA, with the assistance of the Department of Justice, the Commission, and the United States Commission on Civil Rights, shall submit a report to the Committee on Energy and Commerce and the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and the Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate on the role of telecommunications in hate crimes in accordance with subsection (b).

(b)

Scope of report

The report required by subsection (a) shall—

(1)

analyze information on the use of telecommunications, including the Internet, broadcast television and radio, cable television, public access television, commercial mobile services, and other electronic media, to advocate and encourage violent acts and the commission of crimes of hate, as described in the Hate Crime Statistics Act ( 28 U.S.C. 534 note);

(2)

include any recommendations, consistent with the First Amendment to the Constitution, that the NTIA determines are appropriate and necessary to address such use of telecommunications; and

(3)

update the previous report submitted under this section (as in effect before the date of enactment of the Hate Crime Reporting Act of 2014 ).

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