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house Bill H.R. 5913

Text a Tip Act of 2010

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      house Committees
      Committee on the Judiciary
      Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security
    IntroducedJuly 28th, 2010

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Text a Tip Act of 2010

Official Title

To establish a pilot program for law enforcement agencies to use anonymous texts from citizens to augment their anonymous tip hotlines.


Text a Tip Act of 2010 - Authorizes the Attorney General to make grants to state or local law enforcement agencies to implement an anonymous tip program using cell phone text messaging to assist police in preventing and solving crimes. Sets forth requirements for such program including that: (1) state or local law enforcement agencies shall administer the program; (2) incoming text message shall be stripped of any identifying information and the text tip shall not be traceable by any means; (3) law enforcement agencies shall train sufficient personnel to intercept and respond to text tips; (4) the program shall be made compatible with most mobile phone providers; and (5) law enforcement agencies shall promote the participation of citizens, especially youth, in the program.

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