H.R. 4889 (114th): Kelsey Smith Act

To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to require providers of a covered service to provide call location information concerning the telecommunications device of a user of such service to an investigative or law enforcement officer in an emergency situation involving risk of death or serious physical injury or in order to respond to the user's call for emergency services.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Overview

Introduced:

Mar 23, 2016
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress but was killed due to a failed vote for cloture, under a fast-track vote called "suspension", or while resolving differences on May 23, 2016.

Sponsor:

Kevin Yoder

Representative for Kansas's 3rd congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: May 23, 2016
Length: 6 pages

History

Mar 23, 2016
 
Introduced

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Apr 28, 2016
 
Ordered Reported by Committee

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May 23, 2016
 
Failed in the House Under Suspension

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May 23, 2016
 
Reported by House Committee on Energy and Commerce

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H.R. 4889 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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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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