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Kelsey Smith Act

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to require providers of a covered service to provide location information concerning the telecommunications device of a user of such service to an investigative or law enforcement officer or an employee or other agent of a public safety answering point in an emergency situation involving risk of death or serious physical harm or in order to respond to the user's call for emergency services.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
05/25/2018Introduced in House

All Actions (2)

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05/25/2018Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Action By: House of Representatives
05/25/2018Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (2)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Jenkins, Lynn [R-KS-2]* 05/25/2018
Rep. Estes, Ron [R-KS-4]* 05/25/2018

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House Energy and Commerce05/25/2018 Referred to

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Introduced in House (05/25/2018)

Kelsey Smith Act

This bill amends the Communications Act of 1934 to require a mobile or Internet voice service provider to disclose, at the request of an investigative or law enforcement officer (or public safety employee or agent on behalf of such officer), the location information of a device if the officer asserts: (1) that the device was used to place a 911 call, or (2) reasonable suspicion that the device is in the possession of an individual who is in an emergency situation.

The bill prohibits a civil action or administrative proceeding against a telecommunications carrier who discloses call location information in good faith in accordance with this bill.