IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
September 7, 2017
Ms. Hassan (for herself and Mr. Gardner) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
To require a new or updated Federal website that is intended for use by the public to be mobile friendly, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Connected Government Act.
Federal websites required to be mobile friendly
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.
Report by GSA required
Not later than 18 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, 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:
The Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of Representatives.
The Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate.
The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform of the House of Representatives.
The Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate.
In this section:
The term agency has the meaning given that term in section 551 of title 5, United States Code.
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 and viewed on a smartphone, tablet computer, or similar mobile device.