H.R. 1258 (111th): Truth in Caller ID Act of 2010

Mar 03, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Passed House)
Eliot Engel
Representative for New York's 17th congressional district
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Last Updated
Apr 15, 2010
6 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 251 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Passed House
Last Action: Jun 12, 2007

S. 30 (Related)
Truth in Caller ID Act of 2009

Signed by the President
Dec 22, 2010


This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on April 14, 2010 but was never passed by the Senate.

Introduced Mar 03, 2009
Referred to Committee Mar 03, 2009
Reported by Committee Mar 10, 2010
Passed House Apr 14, 2010
Full Title

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


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5 cosponsors (3D, 2R) (show)

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Communications and Technology

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4/14/2010--Passed House amended.
Truth in Caller ID Act of 2010 - Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to make it unlawful for any person in the United States, in connection with any real time voice communications, regardless of the technology or network used, to cause any caller identification service to transmit misleading or inaccurate caller identification information ("spoofing") with the intent to defraud or deceive. Prohibits construing this Act to prevent blocking caller identification.
Declares that this Act does not prohibit lawfully authorized investigative, protective, or intelligence activity of a law enforcement agency of the United States, a state, or a political subdivision of a state, or of a U.S. intelligence agency.

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