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H.R. 4682 (114th): HANGUP Act


The text of the bill below is as of Mar 3, 2016 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


I

114th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4682

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 3, 2016

(for herself and Ms. Eshoo) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To repeal debt collection amendments made by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Help Americans Never Get Unwanted Phone Calls Act of 2016 or as the HANGUP Act.

2.

Repeal of debt collection amendments

(a)

In general

Section 227(b) of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 227(b)) is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (1)—

(A)

in subparagraph (A)(iii), by striking , unless such call is made solely to collect a debt owed to or guaranteed by the United States; and

(B)

in subparagraph (B), by striking , is made solely pursuant to the collection of a debt owed to or guaranteed by the United States,; and

(2)

in paragraph (2)—

(A)

in subparagraph (F), by adding and at the end;

(B)

in subparagraph (G), by striking ; and at the end and inserting a period; and

(C)

by striking subparagraph (H).

(b)

Regulations

Section 301(b) of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 is repealed.