The bill will require anyone purchasing a “pre-paid mobile device or SIM card” to provide name, address and date of birth.
House Lawmaker Wants to Make it Illegal to Buy a Burner Phone Without ID
House Representative Jackie Speier (D-San Francisco/San Mateo) has put forward a bill that will require retailers to ask for identification from anyone buying a prepaid cellphone.
The bill, called Closing the Pre-Paid Mobile Device Security Gap Act of 2016, is designed to “close one of the most significant gaps in our ability to track and prevent acts of terror, drug trafficking, and modern-day slavery,” according to Speier.
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