H.R.847 - Kelsey Smith Act

To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to require a provider of a commercial mobile service or an IP-enabled voice service to provide call location information concerning the user of such a service to law enforcement agencies in order to respond to a call for emergency services or in an emergency situation that involves risk of death or serious physical harm. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to require a provider of a commercial mobile service or an IP-enabled voice service to provide call location information concerning the user of such a service to law enforcement agencies in order to respond to a call for emergency services or in an emergency situation that involves risk of death or serious physical harm. as introduced.
  • Short: Kelsey Smith Act as introduced.

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Official Summary

Kelsey Smith Act - Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to require telecommunication carriers to provide, at the request of a law enforcement agency, call location information of users of a commercial mobile service or an IP-enabled voice service (e.g., cell phones) to such agencies and ot

Official Summary

Kelsey Smith Act - Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to require telecommunication carriers to provide, at the request of a law enforcement agency, call location information of users of a commercial mobile service or an IP-enabled voice service (e.g., cell phones) to such agencies and other public safety agencies to respond to emergency situations. Directs the Attorney General (DOJ), under the Byrne Law Enforcement Grant Program, to:
(1) provide education and training to state and local law enforcement agencies and officials to collect and use call location information in emergency situations, and
(2) develop and disseminate procedures to ensure that such agencies and officials have the necessary contact information to request and obtain call location information.

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