H.R.719 - KIDS Act of 2007110th Congress (2007-2008)
Summary: H.R.719 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)
Passed House amended (11/14/2007)
Keeping the Internet Devoid of Sexual Predators Act of 2007 or the KIDS Act of 2007 - Authorizes additional appropriations for FY2008-FY2013 to: (1) evaluate and purchase Internet filtering and monitoring programs and devices; (2) train probation officers in the use of such programs and devices and in the supervision of sex offenders; and (3) hire probation officers and other personnel as required to supervise convicted sex offenders effectively.
Amends the federal criminal code to: (1) include as discretionary conditions for the probation and supervised release of a convicted sex offender restricted access to the Internet and monitoring of computers used by such offender by a probation officer; (2) impose a fine and/or prison term of up to 20 years for conducting, or attempting or conspiring to conduct, a financial transaction to facilitate access to, or possession of, child pornography; and (3) include as monetary instruments for money laundering purposes electronic or digital currencies or stored value cards.
Directs the U.S. Sentencing Commission to review and, if appropriate, amend its sentencing guidelines for sex offenses involving children where the crimes are committed or facilitated by use of the Internet and the offender's age is misrepresented on the Internet or the offender's status as a sex offender is not revealed.
Amends the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 to revise the minimum standards, under a pilot program, for electronic monitoring of sex offenders to eliminate requirements that the tracking device: (1) contain cellular technology in a single unit; and (2) provide two- and three-way voice communication.