S. Amdt. 2213 - To Provide Additional Funding to the Department of Justice to Combat the Online Facilitation of Sex Trafficking.

115th Congress (2017-2018) View amendment details
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This is an amendment to H.R. 1865 - Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017
Senate Vote: On the Motion (Motion to Waive All Applicable Budgetary Discipline Re: Wyden Amdt. No. 2213)

DID NOT PASS on March 21, 2018.

3/5 required to pass

voted YES: 21 voted NO: 78
1 voted present/not voting

Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017

H.R. 1865 — 115th Congress (2017–2018)

Summary
To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to clarify that section 230 of such Act does not prohibit the enforcement against providers and users of interactive computer services of Federal and State criminal and civil law relating to sexual exploitation of children or sex trafficking, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to clarify that section 230 of such Act does not prohibit the enforcement against providers and users of interactive computer services of Federal and State criminal and civil law relating to sexual exploitation of children or sex trafficking, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017
  • Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017
  • Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017
  • Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017
  • Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017
  • Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017
  • Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017
  • Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017
Sponsor
Ann Wagner
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Crime and law enforcement
  • Civil actions and liability
  • Crime victims
  • Crimes against children
  • Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation
  • Human trafficking
  • Internet and video services
  • Pornography
  • Sex offenses
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Major Actions
Introduced4/03/2017
Referred to Committee
Amendments (5 proposed)
Passed House2/27/2018
Passed Senate3/21/2018
Signed by President4/11/2018
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteHouseOn Agreeing to the Amendment: Amendment 2 to H R 18652/27/2018This motion PASSED the House
308 voted YES 107 voted NO 16 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseOn Passage: H R 1865 Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act2/27/2018This bill PASSED the House
388 voted YES 25 voted NO 18 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseOn agreeing to the Goodlatte amendment (A001) Agreed to by voice vote.2/27/2018 by voice vote
select this voteHouseOn agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment (A003) Agreed to by voice vote.2/27/2018 by voice vote
select this voteSenateMotion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 18653/19/2018This motion PASSED the Senate
94 voted YES 2 voted NO 4 voted present/not voting
currently selectedSenateOn the Motion (Motion to Waive All Applicable Budgetary Discipline Re: Wyden Amdt. No. 2213)3/21/2018This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
21 voted YES 78 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateOn Passage of the Bill H.R. 18653/21/2018This bill PASSED the Senate
97 voted YES 2 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced4/03/2017
4/03/2017Introduced in House
4/03/2017Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
4/07/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.
4/26/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
12/12/2017Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Put on a legislative calendar12/12/2017Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
2/20/2018Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 115-572, Part I.
2/20/2018Committee on Energy and Commerce discharged.
Put on a legislative calendar2/20/2018Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 432.
2/26/2018Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 748 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1865. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1865 under a structured rule with one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on the Judiciary. The rule makes in order an amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary printed in the bill. The rule also provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
2/27/2018
2/27/2018House amendment offered
2/27/2018
2/27/2018House amendment offered
2/27/2018
2/27/2018House amendment offered
2/27/2018Rule H. Res. 748 passed House.
2/27/2018Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 748.
2/27/2018Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1865. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1865 under a structured rule with one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on the Judiciary. The rule makes in order an amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary printed in the bill. The rule also provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
2/27/2018House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 748 and Rule XVIII.
2/27/2018The Speaker designated the Honorable Jeff Denham to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2/27/2018GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1865.
2/27/2018DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 748, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Goodlatte amendment No. 1.
2/27/2018DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 748, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Mrs. Mimi Walters (CA) amendment No. 2.
2/27/2018POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Mimi Walters amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Lofgren demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
2/27/2018DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 748, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 3.
2/27/2018Mrs. Roby moved that the Committee rise.
2/27/2018On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
2/27/2018Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 1865 as unfinished business.
2/27/2018Considered as unfinished business.
2/27/2018The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
2/27/2018UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of an amendment which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2/27/2018The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1865.
2/27/2018The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
2/27/2018The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
2/27/2018Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
select this voteVote2/27/2018On Agreeing to the Amendment: Amendment 2 to H R 1865
select this voteHouse Vote on Passage2/27/2018On Passage: H R 1865 Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act
2/27/2018Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. Goodlatte.
2/27/2018House amendment offered/reported by: Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. Goodlatte.
select this voteVote2/27/2018On agreeing to the Goodlatte amendment (A001) Agreed to by voice vote.
2/27/2018House amendment agreed to: On agreeing to the Goodlatte amendment (A001) Agreed to by voice vote.
2/27/2018Amendment agreed to Committee of the Whole
2/27/2018Amendment (A002) offered by Mrs. Walters, Mimi.
2/27/2018House amendment offered/reported by: Amendment (A002) offered by Mrs. Walters, Mimi.
2/27/2018Amendment (A003) offered by Ms. Jackson Lee.
2/27/2018House amendment offered/reported by: Amendment (A003) offered by Ms. Jackson Lee.
select this voteVote2/27/2018On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment (A003) Agreed to by voice vote.
2/27/2018Amendment agreed to Committee of the Whole
2/27/2018House amendment agreed to: On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment (A003) Agreed to by voice vote.
2/27/2018Amendment agreed to Committee of the Whole
2/27/2018Roll call votes on amendments in House
2/28/2018Received in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
Put on a legislative calendar3/01/2018Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 339.
3/14/2018Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
3/14/2018Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate.
3/15/2018Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
3/19/2018
3/19/2018Senate amendment submitted
3/19/2018
3/19/2018Senate amendment submitted
3/19/2018Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
3/19/2018Senate vitiated previous cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure by Unanimous Consent.
select this voteVote3/19/2018Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 1865
3/20/2018Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
3/21/2018Proposed amendment SA 2212 withdrawn in Senate.
3/21/2018Senate amendment proposed (on the floor): Amendment SA 2212 proposed by Senator Wyden.
3/21/2018Amendment SA 2213 ruled out of order by the chair.
3/21/2018Point of order that the amendement violates section 4106(a) of H.Con.Res. 71, 115th Congress, raised in Senate with respect to amendment SA 2213.
3/21/2018Senate amendment proposed (on the floor): Amendment SA 2213 proposed by Senator Wyden.
3/21/2018Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
3/21/2018Message on Senate action sent to the House.
3/21/2018Amendment SA 2212 proposed by Senator Wyden. (consideration: CR S1865-1871; text: CR S1865) To clarify that efforts of a provider or user of an interactive computer service to identify, restrict access to, or remove objectionable material shall not be considered in determining the criminal or civil liability of the provider or user for other material.
3/21/2018Amendment SA 2213 proposed by Senator Wyden. (consideration: CR S1865-1871; text: CR S1865) To provide additional funding to the Department of Justice to combat the online facilitation of sex trafficking.
currently selectedVote3/21/2018On the Motion (Motion to Waive All Applicable Budgetary Discipline Re: Wyden Amdt. No. 2213)
select this voteSenate Vote on Passage3/21/2018On Passage of the Bill H.R. 1865
Presented to President4/03/2018Presented to President.
Signed4/11/2018Signed by President.
Enacted4/11/2018Became Public Law No: 115-164.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
select this voteH. Amdt. 525Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA6]February 27, 2018Passed by voice vote on February 27, 2018.

An amendment numbered 1 printed in House Report 115-583 to make technical changes to the bill, add 'attempt' language that had been inadvertently omitted, clarify that only sex trafficking victims may recover restitution, and permit the existing affirmative defense to be raised in cases where a defendant is being prosecuted under subsection 2421A(b)(1).

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H. Amdt. 526Walters, Mimi [R-CA45]February 27, 2018Passed by voice vote on February 27, 2018.

An amendment numbered 2 printed in House Report 115-583 to allow enforcement of criminal and civil sex trafficking laws against websites that knowingly facilitate online sex trafficking.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 527Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX18]February 27, 2018Passed by voice vote on February 27, 2018.

An amendment numbered 3 printed in House Report 115-583 to request a GAO study of: (1) civil damages claimed and awarded in civil actions where the claimant alleges the defendant promoted or facilitated the prostitution of five or more people, or acted in reckless disregard of the fact that their conduct contributed to sex trafficking, filed pursuant to 18 USC 2421A(c); and (2) mandatory restitution requested and orders imposed by courts where a defendant is convicted of using or operating a facility or means of interstate or foreign commerce with intent to promote or facilitate the prostitution of another, promoted or facilitated the prostitution of five or more people, or acted in reckless disregard of the fact that their conduct contributed to sex trafficking, pursuant to 18 USC 2421A(d).

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S. Amdt. 2212Wyden, Ron [D-OR]March 19, 2018Withdrawn on March 20, 2018.

To clarify that efforts of a provider or user of an interactive computer service to identify, restrict access to, or remove objectionable material shall not be considered in determining the criminal or civil liability of the provider or user for other material.

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currently selectedS. Amdt. 2213Wyden, Ron [D-OR]March 19, 2018Offered on March 18, 2018.

To provide additional funding to the Department of Justice to combat the online facilitation of sex trafficking.

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March 18, 2018, 8:00 pm ET -
March 18, 2018, 8:00 pm ET - Senate amendment submitted
March 20, 2018, 8:00 pm ET - Amendment SA 2213 proposed by Senator Wyden. (consideration: CR S1865-1871; text: CR S1865) To provide additional funding to the Department of Justice to combat the online facilitation of sex trafficking.
March 20, 2018, 8:00 pm ET - Amendment SA 2213 ruled out of order by the chair.
March 20, 2018, 8:00 pm ET - Point of order that the amendement violates section 4106(a) of H.Con.Res. 71, 115th Congress, raised in Senate with respect to amendment SA 2213.
March 20, 2018, 8:00 pm ET - Senate amendment proposed (on the floor): Amendment SA 2213 proposed by Senator Wyden.
March 21, 2018, 10:54 am ET - On the Motion (Motion to Waive All Applicable Budgetary Discipline Re: Wyden Amdt. No. 2213)

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