S. 2642 (96th): A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide that telephone receivers may not be sold in interstate commerce unless they are manufactured in a manner which permits their use by persons with hearing impairments.


May 1, 1980
96th Congress, 1979–1980

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 1, 1980, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Richard Schweiker

Senator from Pennsylvania


About the bill

Summary (CRS)

5/1/1980--Introduced.Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to prohibit the manufacture, importation, installation, offer to sale, rent, or lease, or other distribution of telephone receivers or similar equipment manufactured after the ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


May 1, 1980

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 2642”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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