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H.R. 5709 (115th): PIRATE Act

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To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide for enhanced penalties for pirate radio, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Leonard Lance

Sponsor. Representative for New Jersey's 7th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 24, 2018
Length: 7 pages
Introduced
May 8, 2018
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on July 23, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).

Cosponsors

14 Cosponsors (8 Democrats, 6 Republicans)

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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Tonko Broadband & Telecom Bills Pass House
    — Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 23, 2018

On the House Floor This Week - 7/23/18
    — Rep. John Delaney [D-MD6, 2013-2018] on Jul 23, 2018

The Week Ahead - scheduled votes, committee action and other important notes for the week of July 23, 2018
    — Rep. David Young [R-IA3, 2015-2018] on Jul 23, 2018

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 5709 will add $31 million in new spending through 2023.

History

May 8, 2018
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Jun 13, 2018
 
Considered by Communications and Technology

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

Jul 12, 2018
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

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

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Jul 23, 2018
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

H.R. 5709 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 5709. 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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