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.

Summary

The Telecommunications Act of 1996 was the first significant overhaul of United States telecommunications law in more than sixty years, amending the Communications Act of 1934. The Act, signed by President Bill Clinton, represented a major change in American telecommunication law, since it was the first time that the Internet was included in broadcasting and spectrum allotment. One of the ...

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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.

This page is about a bill in the United States Congress. A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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