H.R. 5834: Cell Phone Theft Prevention Act of 2016

To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to prohibit mobile service providers from providing service on smart phones that have been reported stolen, to require smart phones to be equipped with anti-theft functionality and mobile device identification numbers, and to prohibit the alteration or removal of mobile device identification numbers of smart phones, and for other purposes.

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Jul 14, 2016


Referred to Committee on Jul 14, 2016

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on July 14, 2016, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.


Eliot Engel

Representative for New York's 16th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jul 14, 2016
Length: 9 pages


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Jul 14, 2016

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