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 Bill Status of SB3539  98th General Assembly


Short Description:  SMART PHONE KILL SWITCH

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson - Emil Jones, III

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2015SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Smart Phone Kill Switch Act. Requires any smart phone that is manufactured after the effective date of the Act and is sold or purchased at retail in this State to be equipped with the capability to render that smart phone completely inoperable if the phone is lost or stolen. Prohibits wireless telephone service providers and wireless telephone equipment manufacturers from charging any additional fee for a smart phone that has the capability of rendering the smart phone completely inoperable if it is lost or stolen. Provides a definition of "smart phone". Requires a wireless telephone service provider to insure a smart phone against theft if the wireless telephone service provider provides service to a smart phone that does not have the capability of rendering the phone completely inoperable.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/14/2014SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson
  2/14/2014SenateFirst Reading
  2/14/2014SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/5/2014SenateAssigned to Executive
  3/21/2014SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Emil Jones, III
  3/27/2014SenatePostponed - Executive
  3/28/2014SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 11, 2014
  4/11/2014SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  1/13/2015SenateSession Sine Die

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