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Recently Introduced House and Senate Bills
107th Congress (2001-2002)

House Bills
Number
(Link to
LibCong)
Date Sponsor
(Link to web
site of Rep.)
Title/Topic  
89 Jan. 3 Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) Online Privacy Protection Act  
90 Jan. 3 Frelinghuysen Know Your Caller Act  
91 Jan. 3 Frelinghuysen Social Security Online Privacy Protection Act  
95 Jan. 3 Gene Green (D-TX) Unsolicited Commercial Electronic Mail Act Green release
100 Jan. 3 Vern Ehlers (R-MI) National Science Education Act  
101 Jan. 3 Vern Ehlers National Science Education Enhancement Act  
102 Jan. 3 Vern Ehlers National Science Education Incentive Act  
112 Jan. 3 Rush Holt Electronic Privacy Protection Act / bans concealed information collection devices  
113 Jan. 3 Rush Holt Wireless Telephone Spam Protection Act  
170 Jan. 3 Serrano (D-NY) untitled / allows Reps. to donate computers to schools  
220 Jan. 3 Ron Paul (R-TX) Identity Theft Protection Act / protects SS numbers & bans national ID number Paul release
235 Jan. 6 Mike Oxley (R-OH) untitled / requires FCC to end restrictions on cross-ownership of broadcasting stations and newspapers  
236 Jan. 6 Portman (R-OH) untitled / removes the excise tax on telephone service  
237 Jan. 20 Eshoo (D-CA) Consumer Internet Privacy Enhancement Act TLJ story
260 Jan. 30 Frelinghuysen Wireless Privacy Protection Act / re call location information  
267 Jan. 30 English (R-PA) Broadband Internet Access Act  
333 Jan. 31 Gekas (R-PA) Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act / a huge bill which touches on electronic records privacy  
346 Jan. 31 Green Children's Access to Technology Act / expands e-rate subsidies to computer hardware Green release
347 Jan. 31 Green Consumer Online Privacy and Disclosure Act / requires the FTC to write online privacy regulations.  
489 Feb. 7 Elton Gallegly (R-CA) Math and Science Teacher Recruitment Act of 2001  
496 Feb. 7 Barbara Cubin (R-WY) Independent Telecommunications Consumer Enhancement Act / reduces regulatory burdens on LECs with fewer than 2% of the nation's subscriber lines  
524 Feb. 8 James Barcia (R-MI) Electronic Commerce Enhancement Act / requires NIST  to assist small and medium-sized manufacturers  
556 Feb. 12 Leach (R-IA) Unlawful Internet Gambling Funding Prohibition Act  
573 Feb. 13 Lois Capps (D-CA) Teacher Technology Training Act  
583 Feb. 13 Hutchinson (R-AR) Privacy Commission Act  
604 Feb. 13 Thurman (D-FL) Internet Toy Safety Awareness Act / requires safety labels for certain Internet advertised toys and games  
614 Feb. 14 Coble (R-NC) Copyright Technical Corrections Act of 2001  
615 Feb. 14 Coble (R-NC) Intellectual Property Technical Amendments Act of 2001  
646 Feb. 14 Gillmor (R-OH) Federal Communications Commission Reform Act / establishes a commission to study the FCC  
718 Feb. 14 Wilson (R-NM) Unsolicited Commercial Electronic Mail Act of 2001  
740 Feb. 27 Coble (R-NC) Patent and Trademark Office Reauthorization Act  
741 Feb. 27 Coble (R-NC) Madrid Protocol Implementation Act  
749 Feb. 27 Kelly (R-NY) Paperwork Elimination Act of 2001  
752 Feb. 27 King (R-NY) American Voting Standards and Technology Act See, S 368
817 Mar. 1 Bilirakis (R-FL) Amateur Radio Spectrum Protection Act of 2001  
Senate Bills
Bill
(Link to
LibCong)
Date Sponsor Title/Topic  
30 Jan. 22 Sarbanes (D-MD) Financial Information Privacy Protection Act  
41 Jan. 22 Hatch (R-UT) untitled / permanently extend the R&D tax credit  
88 Jan. 22 Rockefeller (D-WV) Broadband Internet Access Act  
90 Jan. 22 Bingaman (D-NM) Dept. of Energy Nanoscale Science and Engineering Research Act  
124 Jan. 22 Lott (R-MS) Children's Protection Act / exempts from antitrust law agreements governing telecasts, movies, video games, Internet content, and lyrics  
136 Jan. 22 Gramm (R-TX) Fast Track Trade Negotiating Authority Act  
137 Jan. 22 Gramm Americas Free Trade Act  
138 Jan. 22 Gramm Chile NAFTA Accession Act  
149 Jan. 23 Enzi (R-WY) Export Administration Act  
150 Jan. 23 Kerry (D-MA) Broadband Deployment Act  
164 Jan. 24 Bingaman (D-NM) Technology for Teachers Act  
197 Jan. 29 Edwards (D-SC) Spyware Control and Privacy Protection Act  
220 Jan. 29 Grassley (R-IA) Bankruptcy Reform Act / 604 touches on electronic records privacy  
234 Feb.  1 Grassley Help Eliminate the Levy on Locution Act / a bill to eliminate the excise tax on telephone service  
245 Feb. 6 Bob Smith (R-NH) untitled / make permanent the moratorium on the federal imposition of taxes on the Internet  
246 Feb. 6 Smith untitled / extend the moratorium on the imposition of taxes on the Internet for an additional 5 years  
274 Feb. 7 Baucus (D-MT) untitled / establishes a Congressional Trade Office  
288 Feb. 8 Wyden (D-OR) Internet Tax Nondiscrimination Act / extends the moratorium enacted by the Internet Tax Freedom Act through 2006  
292 Feb. 8 Max Cleland (D-GA) amends the tax code to expand the enhanced deduction for corporate donations of computer technology to senior centers and community centers  
307 Feb. 13 Feinstein (D-CA) Teacher Technology Training Act  
320 Feb. 13 Hatch (R-UT) Intellectual Property and High Technology Technical Amendments Act of 2001  
324 Feb. 14 Shelby (R-AL) Social Security Number Privacy Act of 2001  
346 Feb. 15 Murkowski (R-AK) Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Reorganization Act of 2001 / creates a new 12th Circuit comprised of WA, OR, AK, ID, MT, and HI  
368 Feb. 15 McCain (R-AZ) American Voting Standards and Technology Act  
404 Feb. 27 McCain (R-AZ) Low Power Radio Act of 2001  
407 Feb. 27 Leahy (D-VT) Madrid Protocol Implementation Act  
414 Feb. 28 Cleland (D-GA) NTIA Digital Network Technology Program Act / authorizes 250,000,000 in funding for the Technology Oportunties Program  
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Mar. 1 Clinton (D-NY) A collection of related proposals to create grant, loan, tax credit, and other spending programs to promote technology in upstate New York. S 426, the Technology Bond Initiative, provides an income tax credit to holders of bonds financing new communications technologies. S 428, the Broadband Expansion Grant Initiative, provides grants and loans "to facilitate the deployment by the private sector of broadband telecommunications networks ... to underserved rural areas." S 429 provides grants for "regional centers for the commercial use of advanced technologies by small businesses and medium-sized businesses." S 430 authorizes a study by NIST. S 431 authorizes job skills grants. S 432 provides grants for "business incubator services." See, speech in Senate by Sen. Clinton.
450 Mar. 1 Nelson (D-FL) Financial Institution Privacy Protection Act of 2001 / amends Gramm Leach Bliley Act to enhance privacy of medical information  
451 Mar. 1 Nelson (D-FL) Social Security Number Protection Act of 2001 / prohibits the sale or purchase of a social security number  
 

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