H.R. 1011 (105th): To direct the Secretary of Transportation to carry out a comprehensive program to assist States in adopting ...

...a nationwide emergency telephone number for cellular telephone users, and for other purposes.

105th Congress, 1997–1998. Text as of Mar 11, 1997 (Introduced).

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HR 1011 IH

105th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1011

To direct the Secretary of Transportation to carry out a comprehensive program to assist States in adopting a nationwide emergency telephone number for cellular telephone users, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 11, 1997

Ms. DANNER introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce


A BILL

To direct the Secretary of Transportation to carry out a comprehensive program to assist States in adopting a nationwide emergency telephone number for cellular telephone users, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. FINDINGS.

    Congress finds that--

      (1) almost one-third of the pedestrian deaths on highways on the Interstate System involve stranded motorists who leave their vehicles;

      (2) States have adopted different emergency telephone numbers for cellular telephone users seeking emergency roadside assistance; and

      (3) the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Federal Communications Commission, and the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association recently announced a partnership to support a nationwide emergency telephone number for cellular telephone users.

SEC. 2. ADOPTION OF NATIONWIDE EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER FOR CELLULAR TELEPHONE USERS.

    The Secretary of Transportation shall--

      (1) carry out a comprehensive program to assist States in adopting a nationwide emergency telephone number for cellular telephone users; and

      (2) ensure that activities of the Department of Transportation are coordinated with and do not adversely affect existing emergency response and communications systems.