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H.R. 4059 (112th): To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to establish a position for a representative of Indian Tribes on the Joint Board overseeing the implementation of universal service, and for other purposes.


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 16, 2012 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4059

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 16, 2012

(for herself, Mr. Inslee, Mr. Cole, Ms. Eshoo, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Kildee, and Mr. DeFazio) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to establish a position for a representative of Indian Tribes on the Joint Board overseeing the implementation of universal service, and for other purposes.

1.

Tribal representative

(a)

In general

Section 254(a) of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 254(a)) is amended by striking advocates. and inserting advocates, and one member of such Joint Board shall be a Commission-appointed Tribal representative nominated by the Commission’s Office of Native Affairs and Policy.

(b)

Conforming amendment

Section 410(c) of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 410(c)) is amended in the third and fourth sentences by striking State each place it appears and inserting State, Tribal, and utility consumer advocate.