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H.R. 2331 (115th): Connected Government Act


The text of the bill below is as of May 3, 2017 (Introduced).

Summary of this bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 2331 requires all federal agencies that create or update a website intended for use by the public to ensure that the website is mobile friendly. A mobile friendly website is defined as a webpage easily navigated on a smartphone, tablet, or similar mobile device.


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2331

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 3, 2017

(for herself and Mr. Pallone) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

A BILL

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)

In general

If, on or after the date that is 6 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, an agency creates a website that is intended for use by the public or updates a website that is intended for use by the public, the agency shall ensure that the website is mobile friendly.

(b)

Report by FCC, NTIA, and GSA required

Not later than 18 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Federal Communications Commission, in consultation with the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information and the Administrator of General Services, shall submit a report that describes the implementation of the requirement described under subsection (a) and assesses the compliance of each agency with such requirement to each of the following:

(1)

The Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of Representatives.

(2)

The Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate.

(3)

The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform of the House of Representatives.

(4)

The Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate.

(c)

Definitions

In this section:

(1)

Agency

The term agency has the meaning given that term in section 551 of title 5, United States Code.

(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 easily navigated and viewed on a smartphone, tablet computer, or similar mobile device.