H. R. 5572
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 23, 2016
Ms. Schakowsky (for herself, Mr. Gene Green of Texas, Mr. Grijalva, and Mr. Honda) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce
To require the Federal Communications Commission to complete a rulemaking proceeding relating to placing unauthorized charges on the telecommunications bill of a consumer.
This Act may be cited as the
Protect Consumers from Phony Phone Charges Act of 2016.
Rulemaking relating to cramming
In this section, the term cramming means the act of placing unauthorized charges on a wireline, wireless, or bundled services telephone bill of a consumer.
Not later than 2 years after the date of enactment of this Act, the Federal Communications Commission shall complete a rulemaking proceeding relating to cramming, during which the Commission shall consider whether to issue a rule to require blocking the placement of third-party charges on a wireline, wireless, or bundled services telephone bill of a consumer under the criteria upon which the Commission relied when the Commission entered into a consent decree relating to cramming with any mobile voice and data service provider.