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Jan 15, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on October 5, 2009 but was never passed by the House.
Senator from Texas
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Last Updated: Oct 6, 2009
Length: 21 pages
A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to permit targeted interference with mobile radio services within prison facilities.
Section2 - Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to authorize the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to permit the supervisory authority of a correctional facility to operate a jamming system within ... Read more >
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Civic Impulse. (2015). S. 251 — 111th Congress: Safe Prisons Communications Act of 2009. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/111/s251
“S. 251 — 111th Congress: Safe Prisons Communications Act of 2009.” www.GovTrack.us. 2009. November 30, 2015 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/111/s251>
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