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.

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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.

H.R. 438 (Related)
Wireless Communications and Public Safety Act of 1999

Passed House
Last Action: Feb 24, 1999

What is a bill?

The “S.” in “S. 800” means this is a Senate 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.


Apr 14, 1999
Reported by Committee
Jun 23, 1999
Passed Senate
Aug 5, 1999
Vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.
Passed House
Oct 12, 1999
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Enacted — Signed by the President
Oct 26, 1999


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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