S. 253 (114th): Communications Act Update Act of 2016

Overview

Introduced:

Jan 26, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Status:

Passed House & Senate (President next) on Sep 27, 2016

This bill was passed by Congress on September 27, 2016 but was not enacted before the end of its Congressional session. (It is possible this bill is waiting for the signature of the President.)

Sponsor:

Dean Heller

Senior Senator from Nevada

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Sep 27, 2016
Length: 56 pages

History

Jan 26, 2015
 
Introduced

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Feb 26, 2015
 
Ordered Reported

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May 22, 2015
 
Reported by Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Jun 10, 2015
 
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Sep 27, 2016
 
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

Sep 27, 2016
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the House (Engrossed) with an Amendment.

S. 253 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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