Two Schiff Proposals to Stop Internet Predators, Solve Murders Become Law

Washington, D.C. – Two proposals by Rep. Adam Schiff became law yesterday: one to protect our children from on-line predators and another to help police solve difficult murder cases.  These provisions were part of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act (H.R. 4472) signed into law yesterday by President Bush.

“We hope these provisions will help many families already victimized by brutal crimes to see the perpetrators of those crimes brought to justice,” Schiff said. "The law will also help parents protect their children by giving law enforcement more tools to go after dangerous criminals.”

Schiff joined Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) in authoring the “Training and Technology Amendment” to better equip law enforcement to stop Internet crimes against children.  Schiff also joined Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick (R-PA) in introducing the Justice for Crime Victims' Families Act (H.R. 4883), with its call to improve investigations of hard-to-solve cases, particularly those involving missing persons and unidentified human remains.  These provisions were added to the bill signed by the President.

H.R. 4472 is a comprehensive law that includes provisions from several bills that seek to improve sex offender registration, provide law enforcement resources to protect children, protect children from Internet predators, and prevent child exploitation and child pornography.

Congressman Schiff is the Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on the Judicial Branch and a member of the House Judiciary Committee.  He also served for six years as a federal prosecutor in Los Angeles.  He represents California’s 29th Congressional District, which includes the communities of Alhambra, Altadena, Burbank, East Pasadena, East San Gabriel, Glendale, Monterey Park, Pasadena, San Gabriel, South Pasadena and Temple City.