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Kelsey Smith Act

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A bill 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.

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02/25/2021Introduced in Senate

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02/25/2021Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
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Cosponsors (2)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Blunt, Roy [R-MO]* 02/25/2021
Sen. Fischer, Deb [R-NE]* 02/25/2021

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Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation02/25/2021 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (02/25/2021)

Kelsey Smith Act

This bill requires a mobile or internet voice service provider to disclose the location information of a device pursuant to certain requests.

Specifically, a provider must disclose this information at the request of an investigative or law enforcement officer (or public safety employee or agent on behalf of such officer) 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 that discloses call location information in accordance with this bill.