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H.R. 883 (115th): Targeting Child Predators Act of 2017

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 883 protects valuable information used to prosecute and convict child predators by requiring Internet Service Providers to wait 180 days before notifying customers in child predator cases that law enforcement officials requested information attached to a specific IP address. Under this legislation, Internet Service Providers must wait 180 days if law enforcement can certify that such notification would endanger a person, cause the destruction of or tampering with evidence, cause flight from prosecution, or cause the intimidation of a potential witness.

Under current law, law enforcement officials are able to obtain the IP address of a suspected child predator and then subpoena Internet Service Providers for the user information attached to the IP address. The provider then may notify the user of the law enforcement inquiry unless a ...

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Ron DeSantis

Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 6th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 23, 2017
Length: 8 pages
Introduced
Feb 6, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on May 22, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).

Cosponsors

8 Cosponsors (8 Republicans)

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History

Feb 6, 2017
 
Introduced

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Mar 22, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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May 22, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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May 22, 2017
 
Reported by House Committee on the Judiciary

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H.R. 883 (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. 883. 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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