S. 30 (111th): Truth in Caller ID Act of 2009

Jan 07, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Signed by the President
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 111-331.
Bill Nelson
Senator from Florida
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Last Updated
Dec 17, 2010
4 pages
Related Bills
S. 704 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jun 27, 2007

H.R. 1258 (Related)
Truth in Caller ID Act of 2010

Passed House
Last Action: Apr 14, 2010


This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 22, 2010.

Introduced Jan 07, 2009
Referred to Committee Jan 07, 2009
Reported by Committee Aug 05, 2009
Passed Senate Feb 23, 2010
Passed House Dec 15, 2010
Signed by the President Dec 22, 2010
Full Title

A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to prohibit manipulation of caller identification information.


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3 cosponsors (2D, 1R) (show)

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Library of Congress Summary

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12/22/2010--Public Law.
Truth in Caller ID Act of 2009 - Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to make it unlawful for any person in the United States, in connection with any telecommunications service or Internet protocol (IP)-enabled voice service, to cause any caller identification (ID) service to transmit misleading or inaccurate caller ID information with the intent to defraud, cause harm, or wrongfully obtain anything of value, unless such transmission is exempted in connection with:
(1) authorized activities of law enforcement agencies; or
(2) a court order specifically authorizing the use of caller ID manipulation.
Prohibits anything in this Act from being construed as preventing or restricting any person from blocking any caller identification service.
Requires a related report by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to Congress.
Provides civil and criminal penalties for violations. Allows enforcement by states (with authorized intervention by the FCC).
Declares that this Act does not prohibit any lawfully authorized investigative, protective, or intelligence activity of a law enforcement agency of the United States, a state, or a state's political subdivision, or of a U.S. intelligence agency.

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