H.R.1110: PHONE Act of 2009

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Bill 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...

(Source: Library of Congress)

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Bill Actions

Date Description
Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security Discharged.
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 111-321.
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 183.
Mr. Conyers moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
Considered under suspension of the rules.
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1110.
At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Conyers objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was withdrawn.
Considered as unfinished business.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by recorded vote (2/3 required): 418 - 1 (Roll no. 986).
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Feb. 23, 2009

Introduced in the House by Robert C. Scott (D-Va.)

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