H.R. 4709 (109th): Telephone Records and Privacy Protection Act of 2006

To amend title 18, United States Code, to strengthen protections for law enforcement officers and the public by providing criminal penalties for the fraudulent acquisition or unauthorized disclosure of phone records.



Feb 8, 2006
109th Congress, 2005–2006


Enacted — Signed by the President on Jan 12, 2007

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 12, 2007.


Pub.L. 109-476


Lamar Smith

Representative for Texas's 21st congressional district



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Last Updated: Dec 21, 2006
Length: 4 pages


Feb 8, 2006

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Mar 2, 2006
Reported by Committee

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Apr 25, 2006
Passed House

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Dec 8, 2006
Passed Senate

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Jan 12, 2007
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 4709 (109th) 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 109th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2005 to Dec 9, 2006. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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