H.R.3736: PACES Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about commerce
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Sponsor Diana DeGette, D-Colo.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Republicans)
Introduced Dec. 12, 2013
Latest Major Action Jan. 27, 2014
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Bill Summary

Protect Advanced Communications for Emergency Services Act of 2013 or the PACES Act - Requires any patent infringement action against certain wireless carriers (excluding mobile satellite service operators) or IP-enabled voice service providers based on their use of technologies complying with requirements of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to provide 9-1-1, enhanced 9-1-1, or other emergency communication services (such as the delivery of 9-1-1 calls with next generation text, picture, and video technologies capable of automatically identifying number and location information to emergency service personnel) to be filed in accordance with federal judicial code procedures under which a patent or copyright owner's remedy is by an action against the United States in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. (Thus, specifies that such 9-1-1 services are provided by or for the United States with authorization or consent of the United States.)

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 27, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet.
Dec. 12, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.