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


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

About the bill

Full Title

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.

Summary (CRS)

1/12/2007--Public Law.Telephone Records and Privacy Protection Act of 2006 - Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit the obtaining, in interstate or foreign commerce, of confidential phone records information from ... Read more >


Feb 8, 2006

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 2, 2006
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.

Apr 25, 2006
Passed House

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

Dec 8, 2006
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Jan 12, 2007
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 4709”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


16 cosponsors (10D, 6R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Apr 25, 2006 7:14 p.m.
Passed 409/0

Related Bills

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

S. 2178 (Related)
Consumer Telephone Records Protection Act of 2006

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Mar 2, 2006

H.R. 4714 (Related)
Phone Records Protection Act of 2006

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 8, 2006

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