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

110th Congress, 2007–2009. Text as of Oct 22, 2007 (Introduced).

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HR 3914 IH

110th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3914

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

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 22, 2007

Mr. DINGELL (for himself, Mr. MARKEY, Mr. DOYLE, Ms. ESHOO, Mr. BOUCHER, Ms. SOLIS, and Mr. GORDON of Tennessee) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


A BILL

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

    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 `Protecting Consumers through Proper Forbearance Procedures Act'.

SEC. 2. EXTENSION OF FORBEARANCE PETITION CONSIDERATION.

    Section 10(c) of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 160(c)) is amended by striking the second and third sentences and inserting the following: `The Commission shall grant or deny any such petition within one year after the Commission receives it, except that the Commission may extend the one-year period for an additional 90 days if the Commission finds that the extension is necessary to meet the requirements of subsection (a).'.