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        S.2924

                       One Hundred Sixth Congress

                                 of the

                        United States of America


                          AT THE SECOND SESSION

           Begun and held at the City of Washington on Monday,
             the twenty-fourth day of January, two thousand


                                 An Act


 
  To strengthen the enforcement of Federal statutes relating to false 
                 identification, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Internet False Identification 
Prevention Act of 2000''.

SEC. 2. COORDINATING COMMITTEE ON FALSE IDENTIFICATION.

    (a) In General.--The Attorney General and the Secretary of the 
Treasury shall establish a coordinating committee to ensure, through 
existing interagency task forces or other means, that the creation and 
distribution of false identification documents (as defined in section 
1028(d)(3) of title 18, United States Code, as added by section 3(2) of 
this Act) is vigorously investigated and prosecuted.
    (b) Membership.--The coordinating committee shall consist of the 
Director of the United States Secret Service, the Director of the 
Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Attorney General, the Commissioner 
of Social Security, and the Commissioner of Immigration and 
Naturalization, or their respective designees.
    (c) Term.--The coordinating committee shall terminate 2 years after 
the effective date of this Act.
    (d) Report.--
        (1) In general.--The Attorney General and the Secretary of the 
    Treasury, at the end of each year of the existence of the 
    committee, shall report to the Committee on the Judiciary of the 
    Senate and the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of 
    Representatives on the activities of the committee.
        (2) Contents.--The report referred to in paragraph (1) shall 
    include--
            (A) the total number of indictments and informations, 
        guilty pleas, convictions, and acquittals resulting from the 
        investigation and prosecution of the creation and distribution 
        of false identification documents during the preceding year;
            (B) identification of the Federal judicial districts in 
        which the indictments and informations were filed, and in which 
        the subsequent guilty pleas, convictions, and acquittals 
        occurred;
            (C) specification of the Federal statutes utilized for 
        prosecution;
            (D) a brief factual description of significant 
        investigations and prosecutions;
            (E) specification of the sentence imposed as a result of 
        each guilty plea and conviction; and
            (F) recommendations, if any, for legislative changes that 
        could facilitate more effective investigation and prosecution 
        of the creation and distribution of false identification 
        documents.

SEC. 3. FALSE IDENTIFICATION.

    Section 1028 of title 18, United States Code, is amended--
        (1) in subsection (c)(3)(A), by inserting ``, including the 
    transfer of a document by electronic means'' after ``commerce''; 
    and
        (2) in subsection (d)--
            (A) in paragraph (1), by inserting ``template, computer 
        file, computer disc,'' after ``impression,'';
            (B) in paragraph (5), by striking ``and'' after the 
        semicolon;
            (C) by redesignating paragraph (6) as paragraph (8);
            (D) by redesignating paragraphs (3) through (5) as 
        paragraphs (4) through (6), respectively;
            (E) by inserting after paragraph (2) the following:
        ``(3) the term `false identification document' means a document 
    of a type intended or commonly accepted for the purposes of 
    identification of individuals that--
            ``(A) is not issued by or under the authority of a 
        governmental entity; and
            ``(B) appears to be issued by or under the authority of the 
        United States Government, a State, a political subdivision of a 
        State, a foreign government, a political subdivision of a 
        foreign government, or an international governmental or quasi-
        governmental organization;''; and
            (F) by inserting after paragraph (6), as redesignated, the 
        following:
        ``(7) the term `transfer' includes selecting an identification 
    document, false identification document, or document-making 
    implement and placing or directing the placement of such 
    identification document, false identification document, or 
    document-making implement on an online location where it is 
    available to others; and''.

SEC. 4. REPEAL.

    Section 1738 of title 18, United States Code, and the item relating 
to that section in the table of contents for chapter 83 of that title, 
are repealed.

SEC. 5. EFFECTIVE DATE.

    This Act and the amendments made by this Act shall take effect 90 
days after the date of enactment of this Act.

                               Speaker of the House of Representatives.

                            Vice President of the United States and    
                                               President of the Senate.

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