S. 3186 (112th): Mobile Device Theft Deterrence Act of 2012

May 15, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Charles “Chuck” Schumer
Senior Senator from New York
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Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 23, 2013


This bill was introduced on May 15, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced May 15, 2012
Referred to Committee May 15, 2012
Full Title

A bill to make it unlawful to alter or remove the identification number of a mobile device.


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2 cosponsors (2D) (show)

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Mobile Device Theft Deterrence Act of 2012 - Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit knowingly: (1) removing, obliterating, tampering with, or altering a mobile device identification number; or (2) using, producing, trafficking in, having control or custody of, or possessing hardware or software, knowing it has been configured to engage in such conduct.
Subjects any person who violates such prohibition to a fine, not more than five years' imprisonment, or both.
Exempts the manufacturer of a mobile device or a person who repairs or refurbishes a mobile device unless the manufacturer or person knows that the device or part involved is stolen.

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