H.R. 5834 (114th): 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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Overview

Introduced:

Jul 14, 2016
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 14, 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: Jul 14, 2016
Length: 9 pages

History

Jul 14, 2016
 
Introduced

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H.R. 5834 (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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