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S. 1981 (113th): Open Internet Preservation Act of 2014

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 3, 2014 (Introduced).


II

113th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 1981

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 3, 2014

(for himself, Mr. Udall of New Mexico, Mr. Blumenthal, Mr. Franken, Mr. Wyden, and Mr. Merkley) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

A BILL

To provide that the rules of the Federal Communications Commission relating to preserving the open Internet and broadband industry practices shall be restored to effect until the date when the Commission takes final action in the proceedings on such rules that were remanded to the Commission by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Open Internet Preservation Act of 2014 .

2.

Restoration of open Internet rules during remanded proceedings

(a)

In general

The rules adopted by the Federal Communications Commission in the Report and Order in the matter of preserving the open Internet and broadband industry practices (FCC 10–201; adopted on December 21, 2010) that were vacated by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in Verizon v. Federal Communications Commission (No. 11–1355; decided on January 14, 2014) shall be restored to effect during the period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act and ending on the date when the Commission takes final action in the proceedings remanded to the Commission in that decision.

(b)

Adjudication authority

After the end of the period described in subsection (a), the Federal Communications Commission may continue to adjudicate cases regarding violations of the rules described in such subsection that occurred during such period.