Notice of Additional Legislative Mandate in Effect for FY2014 Restricting Pornography on Computer Networks

Notice Number: NOT-OD-14-062

Key Dates
Release Date: February 27, 2014

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National Institutes of Health (NIH)


The FY 2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 (Public Law 113-76) signed into law on January 17, 2014 provides funding to NIH for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014. NIH Notice NOT-OD-14-053 provides information on statutory provisions that limit the use of funds on NIH grant, cooperative agreement, and contract awards for FY2014. The intent of this Notice is to amend NOT-OD-14-053 to include an additional legislative mandate regarding the Restriction of Pornography on Computer Networks.

FY 2014 New Legislative Mandate

Restriction of Pornography on Computer Networks (Section 528)
“(a) None of the funds made available in this Act may be used to maintain or establish a computer network unless such network blocks the viewing, downloading, and exchanging of pornography.

(b) Nothing in subsection (a) shall limit the use of funds necessary for any Federal, State, tribal, or local law enforcement agency or any other entity carrying out criminal investigations, prosecution, or adjudication activities.”


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