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senate Bill S. 3427

Pre-Paid Mobile Device Identification Act

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      Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
    IntroducedMay 26th, 2010

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Pre-Paid Mobile Device Identification Act

Official Title

A bill to institute an identification requirement for the purchase of pre-paid mobile devices.


Pre-Paid Mobile Device Identification Act - Defines "authorized reseller" as any person authorized by a: (1) manufacturer to sell the manufacturer's mobile device or SIM card (subscriber identity module or equivalent data storage device); or (2) wireless carrier to sell pre-paid mobile devices or SIM cards to which the wireless carrier will provide wireless cellular service. Directs an authorized reseller before selling a pre-paid mobile device or SIM card to: (1) require the purchaser to provide the purchaser's name, address, and date of birth; (2) verify such information; and (3) record and transmit such sale information to the wireless carrier who shall keep a record of the transmission. Subjects: (1) a person who provides false information to criminal penalties; and (2) a non-complying authorized reseller or wireless carrier to civil fines. Makes it unlawful for any person who is not an authorized reseller to sell pre-paid mobile devices or SIM cards. Subjects a violator to fine, imprisonment, or both. States that if a person uses a pre-paid mobile device or SIM card obtained in violation of this Act to commit a federal criminal offense the minimum prison term for such offense required under federal statute shall be increased by one year.

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