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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.
The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.
This is the first step in the legislative process.
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.
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.
This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 251”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.
There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.
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Civic Impulse. (2016). 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. February 8, 2016 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/111/s251>
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