HR 695 IH

105th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 695

To amend title 18, United States Code, to affirm the rights of United States persons to use and sell encryption and to relax export controls on encryption.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

February 12, 1997

Mr. GOODLATTE (for himself, Ms. LOFGREN, Mr. DELAY, Mr. BOEHNER, Mr. COBLE, Mr. SENSENBRENNER, Mr. BONO, Mr. PEASE, Mr. CANNON, Mr. CONYERS, Mr. BOUCHER, Mr. GEKAS, Mr. SMITH of Texas, Mr. INGLIS of South Carolina, Mr. BRYANT, Mr. CHABOT, Mr. BARR of Georgia, Ms. JACKSON-LEE of Texas, Ms. WATERS, Mr. ACKERMAN, Mr. BAKER, Mr. BARTLETT of Maryland, Mr. CAMPBELL, Mr. CHAMBLISS, Mr. CUNNINGHAM, Mr. DAVIS of Virginia, Mr. DICKEY, Mr. DOOLITTLE, Mr. EHLERS, Mr. ENGEL, Ms. ESHOO, Mr. EVERETT, Mr. EWING, Mr. FARR of California, Mr. GEJDENSON, Mr. GILLMOR, Mr. GOODE, Ms. NORTON, Mr. HORN, Ms. EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON of Texas, Mr. SAM JOHNSON of Texas, Mr. KOLBE, Mr. MCINTOSH, Mr. MCKEON, Mr. MANZULLO, Mr. MATSUI, Mr. MICA, Mr. MINGE, Mr. MOAKLEY, Mr. NETHERCUTT, Mr. PACKARD, Mr. SESSIONS, Mr. UPTON, Mr. WHITE, and Ms. WOOLSEY) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Internaional Relations, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

 


A BILL

To amend title 18, United States Code, to affirm the rights of United States persons to use and sell encryption and to relax export controls on encryption.

 

 

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

 

 

SEC. 2. SALE AND USE OF ENCRYPTION.

 

 

`CHAPTER 122--ENCRYPTED WIRE AND ELECTRONIC INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

`Sec. 2801. Definitions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

`Sec. 2802. Freedom to use encryption

 

 

`Sec. 2803. Freedom to sell encryption

 

 

`Sec. 2804. Prohibition on mandatory key escrow

 

 

 

`Sec. 2805. Unlawful use of encryption in furtherance of a criminal act

 

 

 

 

2801'.

 

SEC. 3. EXPORTS OF ENCRYPTION.