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H.R. 2345 (115th): National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act of 2018

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 2345 would direct the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in consultation with Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), to study and report on the feasibility of designating a three-digit dialing code to be used for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline system. In conducting this study, the FCC would be directed to consider each of the current N11 designations, to consult with the North American Numbering Council (NANC), and consult with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs with respect to how well the current National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is working to address the needs of veterans.

Sponsor and status

Chris Stewart

Sponsor. Representative for Utah's 2nd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Aug 2, 2018
Length: 3 pages
May 3, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 14, 2018

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on August 14, 2018.

Pub.L. 115-233

115 Cosponsors (62 Republicans, 53 Democrats)


Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 1015: National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act of 2017

Passed Senate (House next) on Nov 7, 2017. 99% incorporated. (compare text)


May 3, 2017

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Mar 22, 2018
Considered by Communications and Technology

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Jun 13, 2018
Considered by Communications and Technology

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Jul 12, 2018
Ordered Reported

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Jul 18, 2018
Reported by House Committee on Energy and Commerce

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Jul 23, 2018
Passed House (Senate next)

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Aug 1, 2018
Passed Senate

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Aug 14, 2018
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 2345 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2345. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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