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S. 120: Safe Connections Act of 2021

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A bill to prevent and respond to the misuse of communications services that facilitates domestic violence and other crimes.

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Sponsor and status

Brian Schatz

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Hawaii. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 28, 2021
Length: 13 pages
Jan 28, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Ordered Reported on Apr 28, 2021

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on April 28, 2021.


5 Cosponsors (3 Republicans, 2 Democrats)

17% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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Jan 28, 2021

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Apr 28, 2021
Ordered Reported

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S. 120 is 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 S. 120. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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