H. R. 5376
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
July 31, 2014
Mr. Austin Scott of Georgia introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce
To prohibit universal service support of commercial mobile service and commercial mobile data service through the Lifeline program.
This Act may be cited as the
Stop Taxpayer Funded Cell Phones Act of 2014
Prohibition on Lifeline support for mobile service
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.
In this section:
Commercial mobile data service
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
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 ).