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Second Substitute H.B. 407

Representative Michael T. Morley proposes the following substitute bill:


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COMMUNITY CONSCIOUS INTERNET

             2     
PROVIDER

             3     
2008 GENERAL SESSION

             4     
STATE OF UTAH

             5     
Chief Sponsor: Michael T. Morley

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Senate Sponsor: ____________

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             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill provides for the creation of a Community Conscious Internet Provider
             11      designation for Internet service providers.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    defines terms;
             15          .    requires the Division of Consumer Protection to establish a Community Conscious
             16      Internet Provider designation for Internet service providers;
             17          .    provides requirements for being designated as a Community Conscious Internet
             18      Provider;
             19          .    addresses the duration and renewal of the Community Conscious Internet Provider
             20      designation; and
             21          .    provides for a civil fine for certain violations.
             22      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             23          None
             24      Other Special Clauses:
             25          None


             26      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             27      ENACTS:
             28          13-46-101, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             29          13-46-102, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             30          13-46-201, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             31          13-46-202, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             32     
             33      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             34          Section 1. Section 13-46-101 is enacted to read:
             35          13-46-101. Title.
             36          This chapter is known as the "Community Conscious Internet Provider Act."
             37          Section 2. Section 13-46-102 is enacted to read:
             38          13-46-102. Definitions.
             39          As used in this chapter:
             40          (1) "Allocated" or "allocation" refers to the distribution, delegation, lease, license, or
             41      other authorization to a person of the right to use an IP address.
             42          (2) "Cache" means to utilize a process to duplicate a communication on the Internet in
             43      another location other than the communication's origin.
             44          (3) "Division" means the Division of Consumer Protection.
             45          (4) "Internet protocol" means a data-oriented protocol used for communicating data
             46      across a packet-switched network.
             47          (5) "Internet service provider" means a person who provides:
             48          (a) Internet access;
             49          (b) equipment for hosting or publishing content on the Internet; or
             50          (c) a location on the Internet for a customer.
             51          (6) "IP address" means a number that uniquely identifies a device connected to a
             52      computer network based on the Internet protocol.
             53          (7) "Link" means to functionally integrate a communication into an Internet location,
             54      allowing a person to easily move to another Internet location.
             55          (8) "Prohibited communication" means a communication that is:
             56          (a) pornographic under Section 76-10-1203 ; or


             57          (b) harmful to minors under Section 76-10-1206 .
             58          (9) "Proxy" means a process allowing an Internet communication to be processed by an
             59      intermediary to:
             60          (a) mask the identity of a person using the Internet; or
             61          (b) permit access to a port for which access is otherwise blocked for the person using
             62      the Internet.
             63          (10) "Published" or "publishing" means to broadcast, post, link, cache, or use an IP
             64      address to make a proxy or communication.
             65          Section 3. Section 13-46-201 is enacted to read:
             66          13-46-201. Community Conscious Internet Provider -- Requirements --
             67      Application -- Renewal.
             68          (1) The Division of Consumer Protection shall create a Community Conscious Internet
             69      Provider designation, including a seal, that may be used in promotional and other materials by
             70      an Internet service provider that is awarded the Community Conscious Internet Provider
             71      designation under this section.
             72          (2) The division shall award the Community Conscious Internet Provider designation
             73      to an Internet service provider that:
             74          (a) completes an application created by the division; and
             75          (b) agrees to:
             76          (i) prohibit its customers by contract from publishing any prohibited communication;
             77          (ii) remove or prevent access to any prohibited communication published by or
             78      accessed using the Internet service provider's service within a reasonable time after the Internet
             79      service provider learns of the prohibited communication;
             80          (iii) comply with any court order concerning the removal of a prohibited
             81      communication;
             82          (iv) maintain a record for two years following its allocation of an IP address of the IP
             83      address, the date and time of the allocation, and the customer to whom the IP address is
             84      allocated;
             85          (v) cooperate with any law enforcement agency by providing records sufficient to
             86      identify a customer if the law enforcement agency requests the information and supplies
             87      reasonable proof that a crime has been committed using the Internet service provider's service;


             88          (vi) respond to the division, a law enforcement agency, or customer who complains of
             89      a prohibited communication published by or accessible using the Internet service provider's
             90      service; and
             91          (vii) provide information concerning the Internet service provider's compliance with
             92      this section promptly upon request by the division.
             93          (3) An Internet service provider that is awarded the Community Conscious Internet
             94      Provider designation shall require its customers to enter into an agreement providing that:
             95          (a) publishing a prohibited communication is prohibited; and
             96          (b) the Internet service provider will:
             97          (i) remove or prevent access to a prohibited communication of which it is aware;
             98          (ii) comply with a court order ordering the removal of a prohibited communication;
             99          (iii) maintain a record for two years following its allocation of an IP address of the IP
             100      address, the date and time of the allocation, and the customer to whom the IP address is
             101      allocated;
             102          (iv) cooperate with any law enforcement agency by providing records sufficient to
             103      identify a customer if the law enforcement agency requests the information and supplies
             104      reasonable proof that a crime has been committed using the Internet service provider's service;
             105      and
             106          (v) respond to the division, a law enforcement agency, or customer who complains of a
             107      prohibited communication published by or accessible using the Internet service provider's
             108      service.
             109          (4) A Community Conscious Internet Provider designation awarded under this section:
             110          (a) is valid for one year from the day on which the designation is awarded; and
             111          (b) may be renewed by filing an application for renewal provided by the division and
             112      remaining in compliance with Subsections (2) and (3).
             113          (5) The division shall provide an application form and information concerning the
             114      Community Conscious Internet Provider designation on the division's Internet website and at
             115      the division's office.
             116          Section 4. Section 13-46-202 is enacted to read:
             117          13-46-202. Penalties.
             118          An Internet service provider is liable for an administrative fine not to exceed $10,000


             119      if:
             120          (1) the Internet service provider violates an agreement entered into under Section
             121      13-46-201 ; and
             122          (2) the division receives a complaint concerning the violation of the agreement.


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