H. R. 3878
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 15, 2014
Mr. Jeffries (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
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.
This Act may be cited as the
Hate Crime Reporting Act of 2014
Section 155 of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration Organization Act is amended to read as follows:
Report on the role of telecommunications in hate crimes
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).
Scope of report
The report required by subsection (a) shall—
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);
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
update the previous report submitted under this section (as in effect before the date of enactment of the Hate Crime Reporting Act of 2014 ).