US SB2661 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress


Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Engrossed on May 14 2020 - 50% progression
Action: 2020-05-14 - Held at the desk.
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


National Suicide Hotline Designation Act of 2020 This bill requires the Federal Communications Commission to designate 9-8-8 as the universal telephone number for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Veterans Affairs must jointly report on how to make the use of 9-8-8 operational and effective across the country, and HHS must develop a strategy to provide access to competent, specialized services for high-risk populations such as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth; minorities; and rural individuals.

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National Suicide Hotline Designation Act of 2020



2020-05-14HouseHeld at the desk.
2020-05-14HouseReceived in the House.
2020-05-14SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
2020-05-13SenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote. (text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR S2412-2413)
2020-05-13SenateS.Amdt.1585 Amendment SA 1585 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
2020-05-13SenateS.Amdt.1585 Amendment SA 1585 proposed by Senator Gardner. (consideration: CR S2412-2413; text: CR S2412-2413) In the nature of a substitute.
2020-05-13SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
2020-05-13SenateSenate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation discharged by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2412-2414)
2019-12-11SenateCommittee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
2019-10-22SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Same As/Similar To

HB4194 (Related) 2020-07-15 - Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
HB6800 (Related) 2020-07-23 - Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Hearings held.
HR967 (Similar To) 2020-05-15 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.


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