Prosecutorial Remedies and Other Tools to end the Exploitation of Children Today Act of 2003

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    108TH UNITED STATES CONGRESS
    1ST SESSION


    An Act
    To prevent child abduction and the sexual exploitation of children, and for other purposes.


    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,


    Section 1. Short Title; Table of Contents.[edit]

    (a) Short Title.—
    This Act may be cited as the ``Prosecutorial Remedies and Other Tools to end the Exploitation of Children Today Act of 2003´´ or the ``PROTECT Act´´.
    (b) Table of Contents.—
    The table of contents for this Act is as follows:
    Sec. 1. Short Title; Table of Contents.
    Sec. 2. Severability.
    TITLE I — SANCTIONS AND OFFENSES
    Sec. 101. Supervised release term for sex offenders.
    Sec. 102. First degree murder for child abuse and child torture murders.
    Sec. 103. Sexual abuse penalties.
    Sec. 104. Stronger penalties against kidnapping.
    Sec. 105. Penalties against sex tourism.
    Sec. 106. Two strikes you're out.
    Sec. 107. Attempt liability for international parental kidnapping.
    Sec. 108. Pilot program for national criminal history background checks and feasibility study.
    TITLE II — INVESTIGATIONS AND PROSECUTIONS
    Sec. 201. Interceptions of communications in investigations of sex offenses.
    Sec. 202. No statute of limitations for child abduction and sex crimes.
    Sec. 203. No pretrial release for those who rape or kidnap children.
    Sec. 204. Suzanne's law.
    TITLE III — PUBLIC OUTREACH
    Subtitle A — AMBER Alert
    Sec. 301. National coordination of AMBER alert communications network.
    Sec. 302. Minimum standards for issuance and dissemination of alerts through AMBER alert communications network.
    Sec. 303. Grant program for notification and communications systems along highways for recovery of abducted children.
    Sec. 304. Grant program for support of AMBER alert communications plans.
    Sec. 305. Limitation on liability.
    Subtitle B — National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    Sec. 321. Increased support.
    Sec. 322. Forensic and investigative support of missing and exploited children.
    Sec. 323. Creation of cyber tipline.
    Subtitle C — Sex Offender Apprehension Program
    Sec. 341. Authorization.
    Subtitle D — Missing Children Procedures in Public Buildings
    Sec. 361. Short title.
    Sec. 362. Definitions.
    Sec. 363. Procedures in public buildings regarding a missing or lost child.
    Subtitle E — Child Advocacy Center Grants
    Sec. 381. Information and documentation required by Attorney General under Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990.
    TITLE IV — SENTENCING REFORM
    Sec. 401. Sentencing reform.
    TITLE V — OBSCENITY AND PORNOGRAPHY
    Subtitle A — Child Obscenity and Pornography Prevention
    Sec. 501. Findings.
    Sec. 502. Improvements to prohibition on virtual child pornography.
    Sec. 503. Certain activities relating to material constituting or containing child pornography.
    Sec. 504. Obscene child pornography.
    Sec. 505. Admissibility of evidence.
    Sec. 506. Extraterritorial production of child pornography for distribution in the United States.
    Sec. 507. Strengthening enhanced penalties for repeat offenders.
    Sec. 508. Service provider reporting of child pornography and related information.
    Sec. 509. Investigative authority relating to child pornography.
    Sec. 510. Civil remedies.
    Sec. 511. Recordkeeping requirements.
    Sec. 512. Sentencing enhancements for interstate travel to engage in sexual act with a juvenile.
    Sec. 513. Miscellaneous provisions.
    Subtitle B — Truth in Domain Names
    Sec. 521. Misleading domain names on the Internet.
    TITLE VI — MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
    Sec. 601. Penalties for use of minors in crimes of violence.
    Sec. 602. Sense of Congress.
    Sec. 603. Communications Decency Act of 1996.
    Sec. 604. Internet availability of information concerning registered sex offenders.
    Sec. 605. Registration of child pornographers in the national sex offender registry.
    Sec. 606. Grants to States for costs of compliance with new sex offender registry requirements.
    Sec. 607. SAFE ID Act.
    Sec. 608. Illicit Drug Anti-Proliferation Act.
    Sec. 609. Definition of vehicle.
    Sec. 610. Authorization of John Doe DNA indictments.
    Sec. 611. Transitional housing assistance grants for child victims of domestic violence, stalking, or sexual assault.


    Sec. 2. Severability.[edit]

    If any provision of this Act, or the application of such provision to any person or circumstance, is held invalid, the remainder of this Act, and the application of such provision to other persons not similarly situated or to other circumstances, shall not be affected by such invalidation.


    Approved April 30, 2003.


    Legislative History[edit]

    • HOUSE REPORTS:
    • No. 108-47, Pt. 1 accompanying H.R. 1104 (Comm. on the Judiciary)
    • No. 108-66, (Comm. of Conference)
    • SENATE REPORTS:
    • CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 149 (2003):
    • Feb. 24, considered and passed Senate.
    • Mar. 27, considered and passed House, amended, in lieu of H.R. 1104.
    • Apr. 10, House and Senate agreed to conference report.
    • DAILY COMPILATION OF PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS, Vol. 39 (2003):
    • April 30, Presidential remarks.