Bill C-482

An Act to amend the Criminal Code (telecommunication device identifier)

This bill was tabled by Mike Sullivan on March 19, 2013.


How does a bill become a law?

Don’t trust Schoolhouse Rock – that’s for Americans. To become a law, a bill in the Canada’s Parliament needs to go through the following steps, and pass when voted on during each step:

  • It all starts with the first reading, when the bill is introduced.
  • Next comes the second reading, when other MPs or Senators get to debate the bill.
  • After that, the bill goes to a committee that studies and amends it line-by-line. Once they finish, the bill goes returns to the House or Senate for the report stage, where anyone can propose amendments.
  • The third reading is the moment of truth: no more changes, just a debate and a final vote on whether or not the bill should pass.
  • If a bill makes it through all of those steps – in both the House of Commons and Senate – it’s ready to get Royal Assent and become a law.

Status of this Bill

Introduction and First Reading

Activity Feed

  • Photo of Mike Sullivan
    Mike Sullivan spoke about Oral Questions > Justice

    Mr. Speaker, there were four muggings of students for their phones, from one school, in my riding last week. Cell phone thefts have doubled in Toronto over the past three years, and this is a growing problem in high schools across the country. Carriers are trying to track and deactivate stolen cell phones, but they need help from Parliament. They want to make it illegal to tamper with serial numbers. My private member's Bill C-482 does exactly that. ... more

    May 7, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Dan Harris
    Dan Harris spoke

    Well, it's probably going to continue. Of course, we already have remote-controlled helicopters that are operated by cellphones. ... more

    March 26, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Mike Sullivan
    Mike Sullivan spoke about Routine Proceedings > Criminal Code

    moved for leave to introduce Bill C-482, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (telecommunication device identifier). ... more

    March 5, 2013,   Parliament