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

About This Bill

  • Introduced April 3, 2017
  • Latest Major Action April 11, 2018

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Bill Cosponsors

175 (61 Democrats, 114 Republicans)

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Bill Summary

Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill expresses the sense of Congress that section 230 of the Communications Act of 1934 was not intended to provide legal protection to websites that unlawfully promote and facilitate prostitution and websites that facilitate traffickers in advertising the sale of unlawful sex acts with sex trafficking victims. Section 230 limits the legal liability of...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

What Lawmakers Are Saying About This Bill

There are 90 statements associated with H.R.1865.

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 11, 2018

Became Public Law No: 115-164.

April 11, 2018

Signed by President.

April 3, 2018
Presented to President.
March 21, 2018
Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
March 21, 2018
Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S1849-1872)
March 21, 2018
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
March 21, 2018

Passed Senate without amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 97 - 2. Record Vote Number: 60.

March 20, 2018
Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
March 20, 2018
Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (CR S1801)
March 19, 2018
Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S1773-1780)
March 19, 2018
Senate vitiated previous cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure by Unanimous Consent.
March 19, 2018

Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 94 - 2. Record Vote Number: 57.

March 19, 2018
Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
March 19, 2018
Senate vitiated previous cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S1780-1784)
March 19, 2018

Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 94 - 2. Record Vote Number: 57. (CR S1780)

March 19, 2018
Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (CR S1773)
March 15, 2018
Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
March 15, 2018
Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (CR S1742)
March 14, 2018
Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
March 14, 2018
Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (CR S1731)
March 14, 2018
Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate.
March 1, 2018
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 339.
Feb. 28, 2018
Received in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
Feb. 27, 2018
Considered as unfinished business.
Feb. 27, 2018
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 748.
Feb. 27, 2018
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H1317-1319)
Feb. 27, 2018
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 748. (consideration: CR H1290-1305; text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR H1301)
Feb. 27, 2018
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Feb. 27, 2018

On passage Passed by recorded vote: 388 - 25 (Roll no. 91).

Feb. 27, 2018
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
Feb. 27, 2018
The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
Feb. 27, 2018
The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1865.
Feb. 27, 2018
UNFINISHED 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.
Feb. 27, 2018
The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
Feb. 27, 2018
Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 1865 as unfinished business.
Feb. 27, 2018
On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
Feb. 27, 2018
Mrs. Roby moved that the Committee rise.
Feb. 27, 2018
DEBATE - 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.
Feb. 27, 2018
POSTPONED 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.
Feb. 27, 2018
DEBATE - 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.
Feb. 27, 2018
DEBATE - 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.
Feb. 27, 2018
GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1865.
Feb. 27, 2018
The Speaker designated the Honorable Jeff Denham to act as Chairman of the Committee.
Feb. 27, 2018
House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 748 and Rule XVIII.
Feb. 27, 2018
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.
Feb. 27, 2018
Rule H. Res. 748 passed House.
Feb. 26, 2018
Rules 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.
Feb. 20, 2018
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 432.
Feb. 20, 2018

Committee on Energy and Commerce discharged.

Feb. 20, 2018
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 115-572, Part I.
Dec. 12, 2017
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Dec. 12, 2017
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
April 26, 2017
Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
April 7, 2017
Referred to the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.
April 3, 2017
Referred to House Energy and Commerce
April 3, 2017
Referred to House Judiciary
April 3, 2017
Referred 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.
April 3, 2017

Introduced in the House by Ann Wagner (R-Mo.)

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