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

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.

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Sponsor and status

Dale Bumpers

Sponsor. Senator for Arkansas. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 23, 1998
Length: 2 pages

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.

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Apr 23, 1998

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S. 1973 (105th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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

This bill was introduced in the 105th Congress, which met from Jan 7, 1997 to Dec 19, 1998. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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