S. 28 (112th): Public Safety Spectrum and Wireless Innovation Act


Jan 25, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 25, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


John “Jay” Rockefeller IV

Senator from West Virginia



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Last Updated: Jan 25, 2011
Length: 25 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide public safety providers an additional 10 megahertz of spectrum to support a national, interoperable wireless broadband network and authorize the Federal Communications Commission to hold incentive auctions to provide funding to support such a network, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

1/25/2011--Introduced.Public Safety Spectrum and Wireless Innovation Act - Directs the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to:(1) ensure the deployment of a nationwide public safety interoperable broadband network in the 700 MHz ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 25, 2011

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 28”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


15 cosponsors (15D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 3756 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Aug 5, 2010

H.R. 2482 (Related)
Public Safety Spectrum and Wireless Innovation Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 11, 2011

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