H.R. 2031 (114th): Anti-Swatting Act of 2015

To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide for enhanced penalties for the transmission of misleading or inaccurate caller identification information with the intent to trigger a response by a law enforcement agency.

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Overview

Introduced:

Apr 27, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 28, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Sponsor:

Eliot Engel

Representative for New York's 16th congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Apr 27, 2015
Length: 4 pages

History

Apr 27, 2015
 
Introduced

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Apr 28, 2016
 
Ordered Reported

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H.R. 2031 (114th) 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.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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