H.R. 6624 (112th): Family Telephone Connection Protection Act of 2012

Introduced:
Nov 30, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Bobby Rush
Representative for Illinois's 1st congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Nov 30, 2012
Length
10 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1133 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 23, 2009

H.R. 1403 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 25, 2013

 
Status

This bill was introduced on November 30, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Nov 30, 2012
Referred to Committee Nov 30, 2012
 
Full Title

To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to require the Federal Communications Commission to prescribe rules regulating inmate telephone service rates.

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Cosponsors
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Committees

House Energy and Commerce

Communications and Technology

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11/30/2012--Introduced.
Family Telephone Connection Protection Act of 2012 - Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to direct the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to consider the following types of regulation of inmate telephone service:
(1) prescribing a maximum uniform per-minute rate (paid to telephone service providers),
(2) prescribing a maximum uniform service connection or other per-call rate,
(3) prescribing variable maximum rates depending on factors such as carrier costs or the size of the correctional facility,
(4) requiring providers of inmate telephone service to offer both collect calling and debit account services,
(5) prohibiting the payment of commissions by such providers to administrators of correctional facilities, and
(6) requiring such administrators to allow more than one service provider at a facility so that prisoners have a choice.

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