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H.R. 2331: Connected Government Act

The text of the bill below is as of Nov 16, 2017 (Received by the Senate).


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2331

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

November 16, 2017

Received

AN ACT

To require a new or updated Federal website that is intended for use by the public to be mobile friendly, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Connected Government Act.

2.

Federal websites required to be mobile friendly

(a)

Amendment

Subchapter II of chapter 35 of title 44, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

3559.

Federal websites required to be mobile friendly

(a)

In general

If, on or after the date that is 180 days after the date of the enactment of this section, an agency creates a website that is intended for use by the public or conducts a redesign of an existing legacy website that is intended for use by the public, the agency shall ensure to the greatest extent practicable that the website is mobile friendly.

(b)

Definitions

In this section:

(1)

Agency

The term agency has the meaning given that term in section 551 of title 5.

(2)

Mobile friendly

The term mobile friendly means, with respect to a website, that the website is configured in such a way that the website may be navigated, viewed, and accessed on a smartphone, tablet computer, or similar mobile device.

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(b)

Technical and conforming amendment

The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 35 of title 44, United States Code, is amended by adding after the item related to section 3558 the following new item:

3559. Federal websites required to be mobile friendly.

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(c)

Report by OMB and GSA required

Not later than 18 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, in consultation with the Administrator of General Services, shall make publicly available and submit to Congress a report that—

(1)

describes the implementation of the requirement described under section 3559 of title 44, United States Code, as added by subsection (a); and

(2)

assesses the compliance of each agency with such requirement.

Passed the House of Representatives November 15, 2017.

Karen L. Haas,

Clerk.