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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Federal Bill S2301: “The Amy and Vicky Child Pornography Victim Restitution Improvement Act of 2014” in Response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s Ruling in Paroline v. United States

 
 
This post is a follow-up to the April 23, 2014 post on the decision in Paroline v. United States from the U.S. Supreme Court. 

As expected per a May 6 article written by PROTECT’s Grier Weeks U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch and Senator Chuck Schumer have proposed legislation to “fix” the Child Pornography restitution statute. 


As of today Co-Sponsors of SB2301 are:
1.       Cornyn, John [R-TX]
5.       Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN]
7.       McCain, John [R-AZ]
8.      Murray, Patty [D-WA]

This bill has been assigned to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary. 

I will be reviewing the  text for S2301 to determine if an action alert should be posted. I will also be watching the hearing schedule for the Senate Judiciary Committee and if a hearing is scheduled I may just attend. 

Stay tuned. 

Mary D. Devoy

Articles:
Senators introduce bill to strengthen law for child pornography victims, May 8, 2014

Hatch, Schumer introduce bill to help child pornography victims, May 7, 2014

Senate bill aims to ensure restitution for child porn victims, May 7, 2014
http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/205481-senate-bill-aims-to-ensure-restitution-for-child-porn-victims
 

Bill would address Supreme Court ruling on porn victims, May 7, 2014
Effort seeks ‘full restitution’ from porn viewers