S. 253: Communications Act Update Act of 2016

Introduced:

Jan 26, 2015

Status:

Passed House & Senate on Sep 27, 2016

This bill was passed by Congress on September 27, 2016 and goes to the President next.

Sponsor:

Dean Heller

Junior Senator from Nevada

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Sep 27, 2016
Length: 56 pages

Prognosis:

34% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide for greater transparency and efficiency in the procedures followed by the Federal Communications Commission, to consolidate certain reporting obligations of the Commission, and to update certain other provisions of such Act, and for other purposes.

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History

Jan 26, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Feb 26, 2015
 
Reported by Committee

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Jun 10, 2015
 
Passed Senate

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.

 
Signed by the President

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