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Deceptive Practices Legislation in the 111th Congress

Published: March 2, 2009
Bill No.Short TitleSponsorsDate IntroducedRelated BillsDescription
H.R. 97Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act of 2009 [view bill text]Rep. Conyers and 18 co-sponsors [view all]January 6, 2009 [view status]N/AThis bill would prohibit knowing communication of false information regarding the time, place, or manner of conducting the election, voter eligibility, or explicit endorsements of candidates for office with the intention of preventing individuals from voting in federal elections. It establishes enforcement mechanisms for violations.
S. 1077Robocall Privacy Act of 2009 [view bill text]Sen. Feinstein and 2 co-sponsors [view all]May 19, 2009 [view status]N/AThis bill would make it unlawful for a person during specified periods before a federal primary or general election to make certain prerecorded political telephone calls with respect to a candidate for federal office without immediate disclosure of the recorded nature of the calls, the identity of the caller, and the appearance of the caller’s telephone number on the recipient’s caller identification service.