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H.R. 1865 - Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017

Bill Text

  • Text of H.R. 1865 PDF XML

    Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017 (as reported)

  • H. Rept. 115-572, Part I PDF

    Report from the Committee on the Judiciary

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Monday, February 26, 2018.

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 748: 
Agreed to by record vote of 235-175, after agreeing to the previous questions by record vote of 228-184 on Wednesday, February 27, 2018.

MANAGERS: Collins/Slaughter

1. Structured rule.

2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary now printed in the bill and provides that it shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute.

6. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report.

8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
5Version 1Buck (CO)RepublicanWithdrawn Allows civil action to be taken against any sanctuary jurisdiction that is harboring an individual who is in this country illegally and has been found guilty of a violation under this act.Withdrawn
2Version 1Goodlatte (VA)RepublicanMANAGER’S AMENDMENT Revised Makes technical changes to the bill, adds "attempt" language that had been inadvertently omitted, clarifies that only sex trafficking victims may recover restitution, and permits the existing affirmative defense to be raised in cases where a defendant is being prosecuted under subsection 2421A(b)(1).Made In Order
3Version 2Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratRevised Requests 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).Made In Order
4Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratProvides that Section 230 of the Communications Act does not impair or limit state civil actions filed based on underlying conduct that would constitute a violation of: 1) the federal sex trafficking statute, 18 USC 1591(a); 2) the newly created offense of promotion or facilitation of prostitution, including promotion or facilitation of five or more people; and 3) the newly created offense of promotion or facilitation of prostitution in reckless disregard of sex trafficking, as defined in 18 USC 2421A.Submitted
1Version 2Walters, Mimi (CA)RepublicanRevised Allows enforcement of criminal and civil sex trafficking laws against websites that knowingly facilitate online sex trafficking. Made In Order