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H.R. 4065 (113th): Smartphone Theft Prevention Act

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To require mobile service providers and mobile device manufacturers to give consumers the ability to remotely delete data from mobile devices and render such devices inoperable.

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Sponsor and status

José Serrano

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 15th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 14, 2014
Length: 8 pages
Feb 14, 2014
113th Congress (2013–2015)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 14, 2014, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


17 Cosponsors (17 Democrats)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

After Bill Intro by Rep. Serrano, Communications Firms to Include “Kill Switch” on Smartphones
    — Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15, 2013-2020] (Sponsor) on Apr 15, 2014

The Serrano Report, Volume XI, #5
    — Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15, 2013-2020] (Sponsor) on Mar 7, 2014

Rep. Serrano, NY AG Schneiderman, NYPD Commissioner Bratton Announce House Legislation to Require “Kill Switch” on Smartphones
    — Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15, 2013-2020] (Sponsor) on Mar 3, 2014

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Feb 14, 2014

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H.R. 4065 (113th) was a 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 4065. This is the one from the 113th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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