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H.R. 3481 (112th): Stop Taxpayer Funded Cell Phones Act of 2011


The text of the bill below is as of Nov 18, 2011 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


I

112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3481

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 18, 2011

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

A BILL

To prohibit universal service support of commercial mobile service through the Lifeline program.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Stop Taxpayer Funded Cell Phones Act of 2011.

2.

Prohibition on Lifeline support for commercial mobile service

(a)

In general

A provider of commercial mobile service may not receive universal service support under sections 214(e) and 254 of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 214(e); 254) for the provision of such service through the Lifeline program of the Federal Communications Commission.

(b)

Commercial mobile service defined

In this section, the term commercial mobile service has the meaning given such term in section 332(d)(1) of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 332(d)(1)).