H.R. 251 (110th): Truth in Caller ID Act of 2007

Jan 05, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Died (Passed House)
See Instead:

S. 704 (same title)
Reported by Committee — Jun 27, 2007

Eliot Engel
Representative for New York's 17th congressional district
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Jun 13, 2007
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Related Bills
H.R. 1258 (111th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Passed House
Last Action: Apr 14, 2010

S. 704 (Related)
Truth in Caller ID Act of 2007

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jun 27, 2007


This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 12, 2007 but was never passed by the Senate.

Introduced Jan 05, 2007
Referred to Committee Jan 05, 2007
Reported by Committee Mar 15, 2007
Passed House Jun 12, 2007
Full Title

To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to prohibit manipulation of caller identification information, and for other purposes.


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31 cosponsors (20R, 11D) (show)

House Energy and Commerce

Communications and Technology

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation

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6/12/2007--Passed House amended.
Truth in Caller ID Act of 2007 - Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to make it unlawful for any person in the United States, in connection with any telecommunication service or VOIP (voice over Internet protocol) service, to cause any caller identification service to transmit misleading or inaccurate caller identification information ("spoofing") with the intent to defraud or cause harm.
Prohibits construing these provisions to prevent blocking caller identification or to authorize or prohibit law enforcement or U.S. intelligence agency activities.

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