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

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

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.



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


Feb 2, 1999

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Feb 11, 1999
Reported by Committee

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Feb 24, 1999
Passed House

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

H.R. 438 (106th) 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 106th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 1999 to Dec 15, 2000. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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