Text: S.2147 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (07/17/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 2147


To double the existing penalties for the provision of misleading or inaccurate caller identification information, and to extend the statute of limitations for forfeiture penalties for persons who commit such violations.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

July 17, 2019

Ms. Collins (for herself, Ms. Sinema, Mr. Hawley, Mr. Peters, Ms. McSally, and Mr. Scott of Florida) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation


A BILL

To double the existing penalties for the provision of misleading or inaccurate caller identification information, and to extend the statute of limitations for forfeiture penalties for persons who commit such violations.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Anti-Spoofing Penalties Modernization Act of 2019”.

SEC. 2. Increasing penalties and extending statute of limitations for spoofers.

(a) Increasing penalties.—Section 227(e)(5) of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 227(e)(5)) is amended—

(1) in subparagraph (A)(i)—

(A) by striking “$10,000” and inserting “$20,000”; and

(B) by striking “$1,000,000” and inserting “$2,000,000”; and

(2) in subparagraph (B), by striking “$10,000” and inserting “$20,000”.

(b) Extending statute of limitations.—Clause (iv) of section 227(e)(5)(A) of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 227(e)(5)(A)) is amended—

(1) in the heading, by striking “2-year” and inserting “3-year”; and

(2) by striking “2 years” and inserting “3 years”.