S. 448 (111th): Free Flow of Information Act of 2009

Introduced:

Feb 13, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on December 10, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Sponsor:

Arlen Specter

Senator from Pennsylvania

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Dec 11, 2009
Length: 28 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to maintain the free flow of information to the public by providing conditions for the federally compelled disclosure of information by certain persons connected with the news media.

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Related Bills

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S. 2035 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Failed Cloture
Last Action: Jul 30, 2008

What is a bill?

The “S.” in “S. 448” 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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History

Introduced
Feb 13, 2009
Reported by Committee
Dec 10, 2009

Details

Cosponsors
15 cosponsors (11D, 3R, 1I) (show)
Committee Assignments

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Votes

There have been no votes related to this bill.

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