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Text of the Internet Services Promotion Act of 2000

This bill was introduced on April 6, 2000, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Apr 6, 2000 (Introduced).

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HR 4202 IH

106th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4202

To prohibit the imposition of access charges and other unfair fees and charges on the provision of Internet services, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 6, 2000

Mr. EHRLICH introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To prohibit the imposition of access charges and other unfair fees and charges on the provision of Internet services, 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. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Internet Services Promotion Act of 2000’.

SEC. 2. PROHIBITION OF CHARGES ON INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS.

    (a) ACCESS CHARGES- Section 254 of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 254) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

    ‘(l) PROHIBITION OF ACCESS CHARGES ON INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS- Notwithstanding subsection (b)(4) or (d) or any other provision of this title, the Commission shall not impose on any provider of Internet access service (as such term is defined in section 231(e)) any contribution for the support of universal service, or any access charge under part 69 of the Commission’s regulations (47 C.F.R. part 69) or any successor regulation, that is based on a measure of the time that telecommunications services are used in the provision of such Internet access service.’.

    (b) REGULATORY FEES- Section 9(h) of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 159(h)) is amended--

      (1) by striking ‘or’ at the end of paragraph (1); and

      (2) by inserting before the period at the end the following: ‘; or (3) providers of Internet access service (as such term is defined in section 231(e))’.

SEC. 3. EXTENSION OF INTERNET TAX MORATORIUM.

    Section 1101(a) of the Internet Tax Freedom Act (title XI of division C of Public Law 105-277) is amended by striking ‘3 years’ and inserting ‘8 years’.