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


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

About the bill

Full Title

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

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Related Bills

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H.R. 560 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 15, 2009

What is a bill?

The “S.” in “S. 251” means this is a Senate 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.

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Jan 15, 2009
Reported by Committee
Aug 5, 2009
Passed Senate
Oct 5, 2009
Vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.


13 cosponsors (7R, 5D, 1I) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no votes related to this bill.

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