S. 800 (106th): Wireless Communications and Public Safety Act of 1999


Apr 14, 1999
106th Congress, 1999–2000


Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 26, 1999

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 26, 1999.


Pub.L. 106-81


Conrad Burns

Senator from Montana



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Last Updated: Oct 13, 1999
Length: 5 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to promote and enhance public safety through the use of 9-1-1 as the universal emergency assistance number, further deployment of wireless 9-1-1 service, support of States in upgrading 9-1-1 capabilities and related functions, encouragement of construction and operation of seamless, ubiquitous, and reliable networks for personal wireless services, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

8/4/1999--Reported to Senate amended.Wireless Communications and Public Safety Act of 1999 - Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to direct the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and any agency or entity ... Read more >


Apr 14, 1999

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 23, 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.

Aug 5, 1999
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 12, 1999
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Oct 26, 1999
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 800”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


15 cosponsors (10R, 5D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass
Oct 12, 1999 7:53 p.m.
Passed 424/2

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