S. 1973 (105th): Telephone Privacy Act of 1998


Apr 23, 1998
105th Congress, 1997–1998

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 23, 1998, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Dale Bumpers

Senator from Arkansas



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Last Updated: Apr 23, 1998
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About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend section 2511 of title 18, United States Code, to revise the consent exception to the prohibiton on the interception of oral, wire, or electronic communications.

Summary (CRS)

4/23/1998--Introduced.Telephone Privacy Act of 1998 - Amends the Federal criminal code to permit a person to intercept an oral, wire, or electronic communication where: (1) all parties (currently, one party) ... Read more >

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Apr 23, 1998

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1973”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


7 cosponsors (6D, 1R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 311 (103rd) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 4, 1993

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