H.R. 4889: Kelsey Smith Act

Introduced:

Mar 23, 2016

Status:

Failed Under Suspension on May 23, 2016

This bill is provisionally dead due to a failed vote on May 23, 2016 under a fast-track procedure called "suspension." It may or may not get another vote.

Sponsor:

Kevin Yoder

Representative for Kansas's 3rd congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: May 23, 2016
Length: 6 pages

Prognosis:

41% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

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.

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History

Mar 23, 2016
 
Introduced

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Apr 28, 2016
 
Reported by Committee

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May 23, 2016
 
Failed in the House Under Suspension

Passage was attempted under a fast-track procedure called "suspension of the rules." The vote failed, but the bill can be voted on again.

 
Passed House

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

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