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H.R. 5376 (113th): Stop Taxpayer Funded Cell Phones Act of 2014

The text of the bill below is as of Jul 31, 2014 (Introduced).


I

113th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5376

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 31, 2014

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 and commercial mobile data service through the Lifeline program.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Stop Taxpayer Funded Cell Phones Act of 2014 .

2.

Prohibition on Lifeline support for mobile service

(a)

In general

A provider of commercial mobile service or commercial mobile data 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)

Definitions

In this section:

(1)

Commercial mobile data service

The term commercial mobile data service has the meaning given such term in section 6001 of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 ( 47 U.S.C. 1401 ).

(2)

Commercial mobile service

The term commercial mobile service has the meaning given such term in section 332 of the Communications Act of 1934 ( 47 U.S.C. 332 ).