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PUBLIC LAW 105-314—OCT. 30, 1998 TITLE IX—STUDIES 112 STAT. 2991 SEC. 901. STUDY ON LIMITING THE AVAILABILITY OF PORNOGRAPHY ON THE INTERNET. 18 USC 1470 note. (a) IN GENERAL.— Not later than 90 days after the date of Deadline, enactment of this Act, the Attorney General shall request that the National Academy of Sciences, acting through its National Research Council, enter into a contract to conduct a study of computer-based technologies and other approaches to the problem of the availability of pornographic material to children on the Internet, in order to develop possible amendments to Federal criminal law and other law enforcement techniques to respond to the problem. (b) CONTENTS OF STUDY.— The study under this section shall address each of the following: (1) The capabilities of present-day computer-based control technologies for controlling electronic transmission of pornographic images. (2) Research needed to develop computer-based control technologies to the point of practical utility for controlling the electronic transmission of pornographic images. (3) Any inherent limitations of computer-based control technologies for controlling electronic transmission of pornographic images. (4) Operational policies or management techniques needed to ensure the effectiveness of these control technologies for controlling electronic transmission of pornographic images. (c) FINAL REPORT. —Not later than 2 years after the date of Deadline, enactment of this Act, the Attorney General shall submit to the Committees on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives and the Senate a final report of the study under this section, which report shall— (1) set forth the findings, conclusions, and recommendations of the Council; and (2) be submitted by the Committees on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives and the Senate to relevant Government agencies and committees of Congress. SEC. 902. STUDY OF HOTUNES. (a) IN GENERAL. —Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Attorney General shall conduct a study in accordance with subsection (b) and submit to Congress a report on the results of that study. (b) CONTENTS OF STUDY.— The study under this section shall include an examination of— (1) existing State programs for informing the public about the presence of sexual predators released from prison, as required in section 170101 of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 14071), including the use of CD-ROMs, Internet databases, and Sexual Offender Identification Hotlines, such as those used in the State of California; and 42 USC 14071 note. Deadline.