S. 1749 (111th): Cell Phone Contraband Act of 2010


Oct 5, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010


Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 10, 2010

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on August 10, 2010.


Pub.L. 111-225


Dianne Feinstein

Senator from California



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Last Updated: Aug 25, 2010
Length: 2 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the possession or use of cell phones and similar wireless devices by Federal prisoners.

Summary (CRS)

8/10/2010--Public Law.Cell Phone Contraband Act of 2010 - Amends the federal criminal code to include a phone or other device provided by a commercial mobile service as a "prohibited object" ... Read more >


Oct 5, 2009

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Jan 28, 2010
Reported by Committee

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Apr 13, 2010
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Jul 20, 2010
Passed House with Changes

The House passed the bill with changes not in the Senate version and sent it back to the Senate to approve the changes. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Jul 28, 2010
Senate Agreed to Changes

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.

Aug 10, 2010
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1749”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


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

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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