To require that any person that maintains an internet website or that sells or distributes a mobile application that maintains and stores information collected from such website or application in China to disclose that such information is stored and maintained in the People's Republic of China and whether the Chinese Communist Party or a Chinese state-owned entity has access to such information.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for South Carolina's 3rd congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jun 17, 2021
Length: 3 pages
117th Congress (2021–2023)
This bill was introduced on June 17, 2021, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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9 Cosponsors (9 Republicans)
May 22, 2020
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 6969 (116th).
Jun 17, 2021
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Dec 9, 2021
Considered by Innovation, Data, and Commerce
A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.
Mar 9, 2023
Reintroduced Bill — Ordered Reported
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 742.
H.R. 3991 (117th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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