H.R. 1575: Kelsey Smith Act

Introduced:
Apr 15, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee on Apr 15, 2013
Prognosis
1% chance of being enacted
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This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on April 15, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced
Apr 15, 2013
Reported by Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by the President
 
Sponsor
Kevin Yoder
Representative for Kansas's 3rd congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Apr 15, 2013
Length
3 pages
Related Bills
S. 721 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 15, 2013

 
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.

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Prognosis

8% chance of getting past committee.
1% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

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

House Energy and Commerce

Communications and Technology

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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 a commercial mobile service or an IP-enabled voice service (e.g., cell phones) to such agencies and other public safety agencies to respond to emergency situations.

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