67th Girls Nation Congress
To require that all United States states and territories adopt legislation to regulate and hold accountable violations of cyber safety.
IN THE SENATE OF GIRLS NATION
Senators Bishop and Warren of Maine introduced the following bill; which was referred to Committee .
BE IT ENACTED BY THE SENATE OF GIRLS NATION ASSEMBLED.
SECTION 1. TITLE
This act may be cited as the "Interstate Policy of Cyber Relations Act".
SECTION 2. PURPOSE
The Interstate Policy of Cyber Relations Act will protect the general welfare of all United States citizens and those of United States territories, in regards to cyber contact.
SECTION 3. DEFINITIONS
Violations can be defined as infringements upon the basic welfare and prosperity of citizens in the use of Internet, email, or other electronic communication where a single act or continued acts of malicious aim occur; violations can manifest as threats, insults, harassment, stalking, or any aim that will inflict physical, mental, or emotional harm.
Cyber is in reference of, relating to, or characteristic of the culture of computers, information technology, and virtual reality.
Relations can be defined as any medium of cyber communication between one or more parties.
SECTION 4. INTERSTATE POLICY OF CYBER RELATIONS ACT
The Interstate Policy of Cyber Relations Act entails that:
(A) Each states' legislative body shall meet to address such states cyber concerns and
to enact legislation surrounding, but not limited to, cyber harassment and cyber
(B) States that already have legislation that addresses cyber harassment and cyber
stalking are in accordance with this bill, and therefore no further action is
(1) Each state may use its own jurisdiction to choose how to define cyber
harassment and cyber stalking, among other cyber conduct, and can decide how the state will hold accountable those who violate such enacted laws.
(C) Cyber harassment and cyber stalking must both be addressed in state legislation
to develop and maintain accordance with this bill.
(1) If a state has legislation in effect surrounding cyber harassment, then the state
is required to develop and adopt legislation surrounding cyber stalking.
(2) If a state has legislation in effect surrounding cyber stalking, then the state is
required to develop and adopt legislation surrounding cyber harassment.
(D) Failure to comply with this federal mandate within a 5 year time frame will result
in a penalty.
(1) Penalties for each state that fails to comply with this bill will receive a
(2) For each ensuing year that states fail to comply with this bill, a $250,000.00
penalty will result.
SECTION 5. EFFECTIVE DATE
This act shall be effective for all citizens of the United States and United States territories on or after January 1, 2014.
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