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National Suicide Hotline Designation Act of 2020

Short Titles as Introduced

National Suicide Hotline Designation Act of 2019

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Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to designate 9-8-8 as the universal telephone number for the purpose of the national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline system operating through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and through the Veterans Crisis Line, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (3)

Date Actions Overview
05/13/2020Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote.
05/13/2020Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation discharged by Unanimous Consent.
10/22/2019Introduced in Senate

All Actions (10)

Date Chamber All Actions
05/14/2020-8:21pmHouseHeld at the desk.
05/14/2020-3:02pmHouseReceived in the House.
05/14/2020SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
05/13/2020SenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote. (text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR S2412-2413)
05/13/2020SenateS.Amdt.1585 Amendment SA 1585 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
05/13/2020SenateS.Amdt.1585 Amendment SA 1585 proposed by Senator Gardner. (consideration: CR S2412-2413; text: CR S2412-2413) In the nature of a substitute.
05/13/2020SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
05/13/2020SenateSenate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation discharged by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2412-2414)
12/11/2019SenateCommittee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
10/22/2019SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Cosponsors (34)


Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation10/22/2019 Referred to
12/11/2019 Markup by
05/13/2020 Discharged from

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Introduced in Senate (10/22/2019)

National Suicide Hotline Designation Act of 2019

This bill requires the Federal Communications Commission to designate 9–8–8 as the universal telephone number for a national suicide prevention and mental-health crisis hotline. The Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Veterans Affairs must jointly report on how to make the use of 9–8–8 operational and effective across the country.