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H.R.3670: Anti-Spoofing Act of 2014

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about science, technology, communications
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Sponsor Grace Meng, D-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 24 (15 Democrats, 9 Republicans)
Introduced Dec. 5, 2013
Latest Major Action Sept. 10, 2014
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on September 8, 2014. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Anti-Spoofing Act of 2014 - Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to expand the prohibition on the provision of inaccurate caller identification information (which makes it unlawful to cause a caller identification service to knowingly transmit misleading or inaccurate caller identification information with the intent to defraud, cause harm, or wrongfully obtain anything of value) to persons outside the United States if the recipient is within the United States.

Revises the definitions of "caller identification information" and "caller identification service" to include text messages sent using a text messaging service.

Defines "text message" as real-time or near real-time messages consisting of text, images, sounds, or other information transmitted from or received by a device identified by a telephone number. Exc...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 10, 2014 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
Sept. 9, 2014 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Sept. 9, 2014 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H7347)
Sept. 9, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3670.
Sept. 9, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H7347-7349)
Sept. 9, 2014 Mr. Barton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
Sept. 8, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 423.
Sept. 8, 2014 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 113-572.
July 30, 2014 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
July 30, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
July 29, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Dec. 6, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.
Dec. 5, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.