US HB1289 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress


Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 23-12)
Status: Introduced on February 14 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-03-10 - Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote .
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Preserving Home and Office Numbers in Emergencies Act of 2019 This bill restricts the reassignment of telephone numbers during a declared major disaster. Specifically, a number may not be reassigned except at the request of the subscriber during a period in which a major disaster has been declared. The bill also allows a subscriber to cancel service without a cancellation fee and to subscribe again with the same number with no fee if the subscriber is located in a disaster area and the disaster resulted in certain types of damage to the subscriber's residence.

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Preserving Home and Office Numbers in Emergencies Act of 2019



2020-03-10HouseForwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote .
2020-03-10HouseSubcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
2020-02-27HouseSubcommittee Hearings Held.
2019-02-15HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.
2019-02-14HouseReferred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
2019-02-14HouseIntroduced in House


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