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

Apr 23, 1998 (105th Congress, 1997–1998)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Dale Bumpers
Senator from Arkansas
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Apr 23, 1998
2 pages
Related Bills
S. 311 (103rd) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 04, 1993


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

Introduced Apr 23, 1998
Referred to Committee Apr 23, 1998
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.


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

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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) to the communication have given prior consent; or (2) such person is a party to the communication and the communication conveys threats of physical harm, harassment, or intimidation.

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