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Laurel Lee’s Bipartisan REPORT Act Signed Into Law by President Biden

The Floridian Press

Representative Laurel Lee’s (R-FL) bill, the Revising Existing Procedures On Reporting via Technology (REPORT) Act, has been signed into law by President Joe Biden (D). The bill looks to change requirements regarding how electronic service providers submit reports to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) when they are alerted of violations involving the sexual exploitation of children online.

The legislation passed in the Senate with unanimous consent in December. It includes reforms to the CyberTipline such as increasing fines up to $850,000 for failing to report exploitive content, requiring social media platforms to report sex trafficking and enticement crimes, and lengthening CyberTipline’s preservation of evidence window to allow law enforcement more time to investigate and prosecute.

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