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.

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Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

S. 800 (Related)
Wireless Communications and Public Safety Act of 1999

Enacted — Signed by the President
Oct 26, 1999

H.Res. 76 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Feb 24, 1999

What is a bill?

The “H.R.” in “H.R. 438” means this is a House of Representatives 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.

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Feb 2, 1999
Reported by Committee
Feb 11, 1999
Passed House
Feb 24, 1999
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6 cosponsors (4R, 2D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

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