CONGRESSIONAL RECORD  PP.  H12302 - H12306
(House of Representatives - December 15, 2000)

CONFERENCE REPORT ON H.R. 4577, DEPARTMENTS OF LABOR, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, AND EDUCATION, AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2001 -- (House of Representatives - December 15, 2000)


 
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   TITLE XVII--CHILDREN'S INTERNET PROTECTION

   SEC. 1701. SHORT TITLE.

    This title may be cited as the ``Children's Internet Protection Act''.

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   Subtitle C--Neighborhood Children's Internet Protection

   SEC. 1731. SHORT TITLE.

    This subtitle may be cited as the ``Neighborhood Children's Internet Protection Act''.

   SEC. 1732. INTERNET SAFETY POLICY REQUIRED.

    Section 254 of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 254) is amended by adding at the end the following:

    ``(l) INTERNET SAFETY POLICY REQUIREMENT FOR SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES.--

    ``(1) IN GENERAL.--In carrying out its responsibilities under subsection (h), each school or library to which subsection (h) applies shall--

    ``(A) adopt and implement an Internet safety policy that addresses--

    ``(i) access by minors to inappropriate matter on the Internet and World Wide Web;

    ``(ii) the safety and security of minors when using electronic mail, chat rooms, and other forms of direct electronic communications;

    ``(iii) unauthorized access, including so-called `hacking', and other unlawful activities by minors online;

    ``(iv) unauthorized disclosure, use, and dissemination of personal identification information regarding minors; and

    ``(v) measures designed to restrict minors' access to materials harmful to minors; and

    ``(B) provide reasonable public notice and hold at least one public hearing or meeting to address the proposed Internet safety policy.

    ``(2) LOCAL DETERMINATION OF CONTENT.--A determination regarding what matter is inappropriate for minors shall be made by the school board, local educational agency, library, or other authority responsible for making the determination. No agency or instrumentality of the United States Government may--

    ``(A) establish criteria for making such determination;

    ``(B) review the determination made by the certifying school, school board, local educational agency, library, or other authority; or

    ``(C) consider the criteria employed by the certifying school, school board, local educational agency, library, or other authority in the administration of subsection (h)(1)(B).

    ``(3) AVAILABILITY FOR REVIEW.--Each Internet safety policy adopted under this subsection shall be made available to the Commission, upon request of the Commission, by the school, school board, local educational agency, library, or other authority responsible for adopting such Internet safety policy for purposes of the review of such Internet safety policy by the Commission.

    ``(4) EFFECTIVE DATE.--This subsection shall apply with respect to schools and libraries on or after the date that is 120 days after the date of the enactment of the Children's Internet Protection Act.''.

   SEC. 1733. IMPLEMENTING REGULATIONS.

    Not later than 120 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Federal Communications Commission shall prescribe regulations for purposes of section 254(l) of the Communications Act of 1934, as added by section 1732 of this Act.