IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
February 3, 2014
Mr. Markey (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
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.
This Act may be cited as the
Open Internet Preservation Act of 2014
Restoration of open Internet rules during remanded proceedings
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.
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.