H.R. 2289 (112th): FCC “ABCs” Act of 2011

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Jun 22, 2011 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2289

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 22, 2011

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to reform the Federal Communications Commission by requiring an analysis of benefits and costs during the rule making process.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the FCC ‘ABCs’ Act of 2011.

2.

Analysis of benefits and costs in FCC rule making process

(a)

In general

Section 4 of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 154) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

(p)

The Commission shall include in each notice of proposed rule making and in each final rule issued by the Commission an analysis of the benefits and costs of the proposed rule or final rule, respectively.

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(b)

No additional appropriations authorized

The amendment made by subsection (a) does not authorize any appropriations for the express purpose, in whole or in part, of carrying out such amendment.