About the bill
Sex dolls exist and nobody is trying to ban them — but what about sex dolls portraying children?
What the bill does
The CREEPER Act would prevent the distribution or importing of such child sex dolls in the U.S. The products are primarily manufactured in Asia and feature portrayals of girls as young as age five.
The full name is the Curbing Realistic Exploitative Electronic Pedophilic Robots (CREEPER) Act.
The bill was introduced in December 2017 by Rep. Daniel Donovan, Jr. (R-NY11). It’s labelled H.R. 4655 in the House.
What supporters say
Supporters argue the bill would prevent a new and growing problem among pedophiles.
“It’s a uniquely vile person who preys on children to fulfill horrific pedophilic urges. During my 20 years as a prosecutor, I ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for New York's 11th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jun 14, 2018
Length: 4 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 13, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.
What stakeholders are saying
Dec 14, 2017
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Jun 13, 2018
Passed House (Senate next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.
H.R. 4655 (115th) was 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.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 4655. This is the one from the 115th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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