S. 251 (111th): Safe Prisons Communications Act of 2009

A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to permit targeted interference with mobile radio services within prison facilities.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.



Jan 15, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

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.


Kay Hutchison

Senator from Texas



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Last Updated: Oct 6, 2009
Length: 21 pages


Jan 15, 2009

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Aug 5, 2009
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Oct 5, 2009
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.

S. 251 (111th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 111th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 22, 2010. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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