S. 96 - Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act of 2017

Science, technology, communications. 115th Congress (2017-2018) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to ensure the integrity of voice communications and to prevent unjust or unreasonable discrimination among areas of the United States in the delivery of such communications. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has become law. 
Senate Vote: On Passage

by voice vote on August 3, 2017.

Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act of 2017

S. 96 — 115th Congress (2017–2018)

Summary
A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to ensure the integrity of voice communications and to prevent unjust or unreasonable discrimination among areas of the United States in the delivery of such communications. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to ensure the integrity of voice communications and to prevent unjust or unreasonable discrimination among areas of the United States in the delivery of such communications.
Other Titles
  • Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act of 2017
  • Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act of 2017
  • Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act of 2017
  • Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act of 2017
  • Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act of 2017
  • Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act of 2017
  • Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act of 2017
Sponsor
Amy Klobuchar
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Science, technology, communications
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
  • Federal preemption
  • Government information and archives
  • State and local government operations
  • Telephone and wireless communication
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Major Actions
Introduced1/11/2017
Referred to Committee
Senate8/03/2017
House2/09/2018
Signed by President2/26/2018
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
currently selectedSenatePassed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.8/03/2017 by voice vote
select this voteHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.2/09/2018 by voice vote
ActionDateDescription
Introduced1/11/2017
1/11/2017Introduced in Senate
1/11/2017Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
Put on a legislative calendar1/24/2017Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
3/21/2017Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Thune without amendment. With written report No. 115-6.
Put on a legislative calendar3/21/2017Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 19.
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage8/03/2017Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
8/04/2017Message on Senate action sent to the House.
8/04/2017Received in the House.
8/04/2017Held at the desk.
2/08/2018Mr. Lance moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
2/08/2018Considered under suspension of the rules.
2/08/2018DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 96.
2/08/2018At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Lance objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn.
2/09/2018Considered as unfinished business.
select this voteHouse Vote on Passage2/09/2018On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
2/09/2018Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Presented to President2/14/2018Presented to President.
Signed2/26/2018Signed by President.
Enacted2/26/2018Became Public Law No: 115-129.
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