H.R. 2471 (112th): To amend section 2710 of title 18, United States Code, to clarify that a video tape service provider may obtain a consumer’s informed, written consent on an ongoing basis and that consent may be obtained through the Internet.


Jul 8, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on December 6, 2011 but was never passed by the Senate.


Bob Goodlatte

Representative for Virginia's 6th congressional district



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Last Updated: Nov 29, 2012
Length: 14 pages

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Summary (CRS)

TitleI - Video Privacy ProtectionVideo Privacy Protection Act Amendments Act of 2012 - Section102 - Amends provisions of the federal criminal code authorizing a video tape service provider to disclose ... Read more >

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Jul 8, 2011

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Oct 13, 2011
Reported by Committee

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Dec 6, 2011
Passed House

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Nov 29, 2012
Text Published

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34 cosponsors (19D, 15R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Dec 6, 2011 4:21 p.m.
Passed 303/116

Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

H.R. 6671 (Related)
Video Privacy Protection Act Amendments Act of 2012

Enacted — Signed by the President
Jan 10, 2013

S. 1011 (Related)
Electronic Communications Privacy Act Amendments Act of 2011

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 17, 2011

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