S. 652 (104th): Telecommunications Act of 1996

Introduced:

Mar 30, 1995
104th Congress, 1995–1996

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Feb 8, 1996

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on February 8, 1996.

Law:

Pub.L. 104-104

Sponsor:

Larry Pressler

Senator from South Dakota

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Feb 1, 1996
Length: 106 pages

About the bill

Full Title

An original bill to provide for a pro-competitive, de-regulatory national policy framework designed to accelerate rapidly private sector deployment of advanced telecommunications and information technologies and services to all Americans by opening all telecommunications markets to competition, and for other purposes.

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History

Mar 23, 1995
 
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Mar 30, 1995
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 15, 1995
 
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next.

Jun 23, 1995
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Public Print.

Oct 12, 1995
 
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 12, 1995
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the House (Engrossed) with an Amendment.

Feb 1, 1996
 
Conference Report Agreed to by House

A conference committee was formed, comprising members of both the House and Senate, to resolve the differences in how each chamber passed the bill. The House approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. The Senate must also approve the conference report.

Feb 1, 1996
 
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Feb 8, 1996
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Details

Cosponsors
none
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

Votes
Jun 8, 1995 2:09 p.m.
Motion to Table Agreed to 68/31
Jun 8, 1995 5:40 p.m.
Motion to Table Agreed to 58/36
Jun 9, 1995 10:16 a.m.
Motion for Attendance Agreed to 80/8
Jun 13, 1995 4:50 p.m.
Motion to Table Agreed to 52/48
Jun 13, 1995 6:55 p.m.
Motion to Table Motion to Reconsider Rejected 48/52
Jun 14, 1995 10:23 a.m.
Cloture Motion Agreed to 89/11
Jun 14, 1995 11:23 a.m.
Motion to Table Agreed to 55/45
Jun 14, 1995 2:31 p.m.
Motion to Table Agreed to 79/21
Jun 14, 1995 2:55 p.m.
Motion to Table Agreed to 60/38
Jun 15, 1995 12:40 p.m.
Motion to Table Agreed to 64/34
Jun 15, 1995 12:59 p.m.
Motion to Table Agreed to 67/31
Jun 15, 1995 5:06 p.m.
Bill Passed 81/18
On the Conference Report
Feb 1, 1996 4:23 p.m.
Passed 414/16
On the Conference Report
Feb 1, 1996 4:50 p.m.
Conference Report Agreed to 91/5

Subject Areas
Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

H.Res. 353 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Feb 1, 1996

H.R. 1555 (Related)
Communications Act of 1995

Passed House
Last Action: Aug 4, 1995

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