H.R.1110 - PHONE Act of 2009

To amend title 18, United States Code, to prevent caller ID spoofing, and for other purposes. view all titles (7)

All Bill Titles

  • Short: PHONE Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: Preventing Harassment through Outbound Number Enforcement Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Official: To amend title 18, United States Code, to prevent caller ID spoofing, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: PHONE Act of 2009 as reported to house.
  • Short: Preventing Harassment through Outbound Number Enforcement Act of 2009 as reported to house.
  • Short: PHONE Act of 2009 as passed house.
  • Short: Preventing Harassment through Outbound Number Enforcement Act of 2009 as passed house.

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Result: Passed - December 16, 2009

Roll call number 986 in the House

Question: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H R 1110 Preventing Harassment through Outbound Number Enforcement (PHONE) Act of 2009

 

Official Summary

Preventing Harassment through Outbound Number Enforcement Act of 2009 or the PHONE Act of 2009 - Amends the federal criminal code to: (1) impose a fine, a five-year prison term, or both, on anyone who knowingly uses or provides to another, in interstate or foreign commerce, false caller ID

Official Summary

Preventing Harassment through Outbound Number Enforcement Act of 2009 or the PHONE Act of 2009 - Amends the federal criminal code to:
(1) impose a fine, a five-year prison term, or both, on anyone who knowingly uses or provides to another, in interstate or foreign commerce, false caller ID information with intent to wrongfully obtain anything of value; and
(2) impose a fine, a one-year prison term, or both, on anyone who knowingly provides caller ID information with the intent to deceive the recipient of the call about the identify of the caller. Exempts from such prohibitions authorized activities of a U.S. law enforcement or intelligence agency. Provides for criminal forfeiture of any gains from violations of this Act and of any equipment, software, or other technology used to commit such violations. Expands the definition of \"telephone call,\" for purposes of this Act, to mean a call made or received using any real time voice communications service, regardless of the technology or network used. Establishes fraud crimes related to electronic mail and caller ID spoofing as predicates for money laundering prosecutions.

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Organizations Supporting H.R.1110

  • ATIS
  • Vehicle Protection Association

Organizations Opposing H.R.1110

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