H.R. 1575 (113th): Kelsey Smith Act


Apr 15, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 30, 2014, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Kevin Yoder

Representative for Kansas's 3rd congressional district



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Last Updated: Jan 2, 2015
Length: 6 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to require a provider of a commercial mobile service or an IP-enabled voice service to provide call location information concerning the user of such a service to law enforcement agencies in order to respond to a call for emergency services or in an emergency situation that involves risk of death or serious physical harm.

Summary (CRS)

4/15/2013--Introduced.Kelsey Smith Act - Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to require telecommunication carriers to provide, at the request of a law enforcement agency, call location information of users of ... Read more >

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Apr 15, 2013

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Jul 30, 2014
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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 1575”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


3 cosponsors (2R, 1D) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 721 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 15, 2013

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