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S. 2147: Anti-Spoofing Penalties Modernization Act of 2019


The text of the bill below is as of Jul 17, 2019 (Introduced).


II

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 2147

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

July 17, 2019

(for herself, Ms. Sinema, Mr. Hawley, Mr. Peters, Ms. McSally, and Mr. Scott of Florida) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

A BILL

To double the existing penalties for the provision of misleading or inaccurate caller identification information, and to extend the statute of limitations for forfeiture penalties for persons who commit such violations.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Anti-Spoofing Penalties Modernization Act of 2019.

2.

Increasing penalties and extending statute of limitations for spoofers

(a)

Increasing penalties

Section 227(e)(5) of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 227(e)(5)) is amended—

(1)

in subparagraph (A)(i)—

(A)

by striking $10,000 and inserting $20,000; and

(B)

by striking $1,000,000 and inserting $2,000,000; and

(2)

in subparagraph (B), by striking $10,000 and inserting $20,000.

(b)

Extending statute of limitations

Clause (iv) of section 227(e)(5)(A) of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 227(e)(5)(A)) is amended—

(1)

in the heading, by striking 2-year and inserting 3-year; and

(2)

by striking 2 years and inserting 3 years.