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H.R.3676: Prohibiting In-Flight Voice Communications on Mobile Wireless Devices Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about transportation and public works
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Sponsor Bill Shuster, R-Pa.
Total Cosponsors 33 (15 Democrats, 18 Republicans)
Introduced Dec. 9, 2013
Latest Major Action May 30, 2014
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Prohibiting In-Flight Voice Communications on Mobile Wireless Devices Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretary of Transportation (DOT) to issue regulations prohibiting an individual on an aircraft from engaging in voice communications using a mobile device during a flight in scheduled passenger interstate or intrastate air transportation.

Exempts from such prohibition: (1) on-duty flight crews and attendants, and (2) federal law enforcement officers acting in an official capacity.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 30, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 345.
May 30, 2014 Reported by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. H. Rept. 113-466.
Feb. 11, 2014 Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
Feb. 11, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Feb. 11, 2014 Subcommittee on Aviation Discharged.
Dec. 10, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Aviation.
Dec. 9, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.