S. 2235 (114th): HANGUP Act

The text of the bill below is as of Nov 4, 2015 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

II

114th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 2235

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

November 4, 2015

(for himself, Mrs. McCaskill, Mr. Wyden, Mr. Menendez, Mr. Blumenthal, Mr. Leahy, Ms. Warren, Mr. Sanders, Mr. Franken, Ms. Klobuchar, and Ms. Baldwin) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

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Section 301(b) of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 is repealed.