About the bill
More than half of teens have sent sexually explicit images or “sexted” before age 18–54 percent to be exact, according to researchers at Drexel University. But they should be treated as sex offenders? Many worry that a bill which recently passed the House could do just that.
Context and what the bill does
The Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act, labelled H.R. 1761 in the House, would close a loophole in federal child pornography laws. It would eliminate the requirement that a defendant had “specific intent” to create or ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Louisiana's 4th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jun 5, 2017
Length: 6 pages
What stakeholders are saying
H.R. 1761 is a bill in the United States Congress.
A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
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Civic Impulse. (2018). H.R. 1761 — 115th Congress: Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr1761
“H.R. 1761 — 115th Congress: Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017.” www.GovTrack.us. 2017. July 17, 2018 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr1761>
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