A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to require multi-line telephone systems to have a default configuration that permits users to directly initiate a call to 9-1-1 without dialing any additional digit, code, prefix, or post-fix, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Minnesota. Democrat.
Last Updated: Aug 3, 2017
Length: 6 pages
115th Congress, 2017–2019
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on August 3, 2017 but was never passed by the House.
Enacted — Signed by the President — Feb 16, 2018
What legislators are saying
“Senate Passes Three Thune-Sponsored Technology and Telecommunications Bills”
— Sen. John Thune [R-SD] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 3, 2017
“Three Fischer Bills Approved By Commerce Committee”
— Sen. Deb Fischer [R-NE] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 24, 2017
Feb 11, 2016
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 2553 (114th).
Jan 12, 2017
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Jan 24, 2017
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 10, 2017
Reported by Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
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.
Aug 3, 2017
Passed Senate (House next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.
S. 123 (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.
This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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