Senate Bill 3398
116th Congress(2019-2020)
EARN IT Act of 2020
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Mar 5, 2020
Overview
Text
Introduced
Mar 5, 2020
Latest Action
Jul 20, 2020
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
3398
Congress
116
Policy Area
Crime and Law Enforcement
Crime and Law Enforcement
Primary focus of measure is criminal offenses, investigation and prosecution, procedure and sentencing; corrections and imprisonment; juvenile crime; law enforcement administration. Measures concerning terrorism may fall under Emergency Management or International Affairs policy areas.
Sponsorship by Party
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies Act of 2020 or the EARN IT Act of 2020

This bill revises the framework governing the prevention of online sexual exploitation of children.

Among other things, the bill does the following:

  • establishes the National Commission on Online Child Sexual Exploitation Prevention;
  • directs the commission to develop best practices for interactive online services providers (e.g., Facebook and Twitter) to prevent the online sexual exploitation of children;
  • requires interactive online service providers to certify compliance with the best practices (or implement other reasonable practices to prevent the online sexual exploitation of children), or else they lose liability protections from claims alleging violations of child sexual exploitation laws; and
  • replaces statutory references to child pornography with child sexual abuse material.
Text (2)
July 20, 2020
Actions (6)
07/20/2020
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 491.
07/20/2020
Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Senator Graham with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
07/02/2020
Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
03/11/2020
Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
03/05/2020
Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
03/05/2020
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Mar 6, 2020 5:42:09 AM
Updated
Nov 10, 2020 7:48:41 AM