H.R. 3914 (110th): Protecting Consumers through Proper Forbearance Procedures Act

Oct 22, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

S. 2469 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Dec 13, 2007

John Dingell
Representative for Michigan's 15th congressional district
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Oct 22, 2007
2 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 400 (111th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 09, 2009

S. 2469 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 13, 2007


This bill was introduced on October 22, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Oct 22, 2007
Referred to Committee Oct 22, 2007
Full Title

To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to prevent the granting of regulatory forbearance by default.


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12 cosponsors (8D, 4R) (show)

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Protecting Consumers through Proper Forbearance Procedures Act - Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to require the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to grant or deny, within one year, a petition by one or more telecommunications carriers or classes of carriers requesting that the FCC forbear from applying any regulation or provision under the Act. (Current law deems such a petition granted if not denied within one year.)

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