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

Oct 05, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Signed by the President
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 111-225.
Dianne Feinstein
Senator from California
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Last Updated
Aug 25, 2010
2 pages

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

Introduced Oct 05, 2009
Referred to Committee Oct 05, 2009
Reported by Committee Jan 28, 2010
Passed Senate Apr 13, 2010
Passed House with Changes Jul 20, 2010
Senate Agreed to Changes Jul 28, 2010
Signed by the President Aug 10, 2010
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.


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

House Judiciary

Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

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Library of Congress Summary

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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" the provision of which to, or the possession of which by, a federal prisoner is prohibited.
Directs the Comptroller General to submit a report to Congress within one year after the enactment of this Act on a study of: (1) telephone rates within federal prisons, to include information on interstate, intrastate, and collect calls made by prisoners; (2) state and federal efforts to prevent the smuggling of cell phones and other wireless devices into prisons; and (3) cell phone use by inmates in selected state and federal prisons.
Provides for compliance of the budgetary effects of this Act with the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010.

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