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H.R. 2331: Connected Government Act

The text of the bill below is as of Nov 13, 2017 (Reported by House Committee).


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Union Calendar No. 300

115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2331

[Report No. 115–406]

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

November 13, 2017

Additional sponsor: Mr. Meadows

November 13, 2017

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic

For text of introduced bill, see copy of bill as introduced on May 3, 2017


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)

OMB Report

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 describes the implementation of the requirement described under subsection (a) and assesses the compliance of each agency with such requirement.

(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.

November 13, 2017

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed