H.R. 438 (106th): Wireless Communications and Public Safety Act of 1999


Feb 2, 1999
106th Congress, 1999–2000

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on February 24, 1999 but was never passed by the Senate.


John Shimkus

Representative for Illinois's 20th congressional district



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Last Updated: Feb 25, 1999
Length: 11 pages

See Instead:

S. 800 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Oct 26, 1999

About the bill

Full Title

To promote and enhance public safety through use of 911 as the universal emergency assistance number, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

2/24/1999--Passed House amended.Wireless Communications and Public Safety Act of 1999 - Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to direct the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) (and any other agency or entity ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Feb 2, 1999

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Feb 11, 1999
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.

Feb 24, 1999
Passed House

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

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 438”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


6 cosponsors (4R, 2D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

Feb 24, 1999 11:51 a.m.
Passed 415/2

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