S.3186 - Mobile Device Theft Deterrence Act of 2012

A bill to make it unlawful to alter or remove the identification number of a mobile device. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: A bill to make it unlawful to alter or remove the identification number of a mobile device. as introduced.
  • Short: Mobile Device Theft Deterrence Act of 2012 as introduced.

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Official Summary

Mobile Device Theft Deterrence Act of 2012 - Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit knowingly: (1) removing, obliterating, tampering with, or altering a mobile device identification number; or (2) using, producing, trafficking in, having control or custody of, or possessing hardware o

Official Summary

Mobile Device Theft Deterrence Act of 2012 - Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit knowingly:
(1) removing, obliterating, tampering with, or altering a mobile device identification number; or
(2) using, producing, trafficking in, having control or custody of, or possessing hardware or software, knowing it has been configured to engage in such conduct. Subjects any person who violates such prohibition to a fine, not more than five years' imprisonment, or both. Exempts the manufacturer of a mobile device or a person who repairs or refurbishes a mobile device unless the manufacturer or person knows that the device or part involved is stolen.

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Organizations Supporting S.3186

  • AT&T
  • CTIA

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