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HR 1123 - Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act - Key Vote

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Jim Moran, Jr. voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (295-114) - (Key vote)

Title: Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes an individual to unlock his or her mobile phone.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes the owner of a wireless telephone handset, or an individual with the owner’s permission, to circumvent technological measures that prohibit the phone from connecting to a “wireless telecommunications network,” if done to make a network connection that has been authorized by the network operator (Sec. 2).
  • Defines “wireless telecommunications network” as a network used to provide a commercial mobile radio or data service (Sec. 2).
  • Prohibits an individual from unlocking a wireless handset or another wireless device for the purpose of bulk resale (Sec. 2).
  • Requires the Librarian of Congress to determine if an individual is authorized to unlock another category of wireless device by the following date (Sec. 2):
    • If the enactment of this bill is before June 1, 2014, the determination will be made no later than 9 months after the enactment date; or
    • If the enactment of this bill is on or after June 1, 2014, the determination will be made within the 3-year rulemaking period that begins on or after the enactment date.
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NOTE: THIS LEGISLATION NEEDED A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY VOTE TO PASS

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act

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