H.R. 3310 (112th): Federal Communications Commission Consolidated Reporting Act of 2012

Introduced:
Nov 02, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Passed House)
Sponsor
Steve Scalise
Representative for Louisiana's 1st congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Jun 04, 2012
Length
10 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2844 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Passed House
Last Action: Sep 09, 2013

S. 1780 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 02, 2011

 
Status

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on May 30, 2012 but was never passed by the Senate.

Progress
Introduced Nov 02, 2011
Referred to Committee Nov 02, 2011
Reported by Committee Mar 06, 2012
Passed House May 30, 2012
 
Full Title

To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to consolidate the reporting obligations of the Federal Communications Commission in order to improve congressional oversight and reduce reporting burdens.

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Cosponsors
9 cosponsors (9R) (show)
Committees

House Energy and Commerce

Communications and Technology

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation

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Library of Congress Summary

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5/30/2012--Passed House amended.
Federal Communications Commission Consolidated Reporting Act of 2012 -
Section 2 -
Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to require the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to publish on its website and submit to Congress a biennial report on the state of the communications marketplace assessing:
(1) competition, including intermodal, facilities-based, and new and emergent services competition and addressing the provision of content, as well as communications using the Internet;
(2) deployment of communications capabilities, including whether advanced telecommunications capability is being deployed to all Americans in a reasonable and timely fashion; and
(3) whether laws, regulations, or regulatory practices pose a barrier to competitive entry or expansion of existing providers of communications services.
Requires the FCC to: (1) compile a list of geographic areas that are not served by any provider of advanced telecommunications capability; and (2) consider market entry barriers for entrepreneurs and other small businesses in the communications marketplace in accordance with existing national policy favoring diversity of media voices, vigorous economic competition, technological advancement, and promotion of the public interest, convenience, and necessity.
Section 3 -
Repeals and consolidates various FCC reports including reports on satellite competition, international broadband, video programming, cable industry prices, small business entry barriers, commercial mobile radio, waivers from requirements prohibiting FCC employees from being financially interested in companies subject to FCC regulation, and several other existing reports under such Act.

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