H.R. 868 (103rd): Telemarketing and Consumer Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act


Feb 4, 1993
103rd Congress, 1993–1994


Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 16, 1994

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on August 16, 1994.


Pub.L. 103-297


Allan Swift

Representative for Washington's 2nd congressional district



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Last Updated: Aug 2, 1994
Length: 7 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To strengthen the authority of the Federal Trade Commission to protect consumers in connection with sales made with a telephone, and for other purposes.

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Feb 4, 1993

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Feb 23, 1993
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Mar 2, 1993
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Jun 30, 1993
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Jun 30, 1993
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Committee Discharged.

Jul 25, 1994
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the House (Engrossed) with an Amendment.

Aug 2, 1994
Senate Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Aug 16, 1994
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


3 cosponsors (2R, 1D) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

On Motion to Suspend the Rules and PASS, AS AMENDED
Mar 2, 1993 3:38 p.m.
Passed 411/3

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