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S. 96: Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act of 2017

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

From the summary for the companion bill H.R. 460: H.R. 460 requires third-party intermediate providers who offer the capability of transmitting covered voice communication to register with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Third-party intermediate providers work by carrying long distance phone calls in rural areas between providers such as Verizon, AT&T;, and Sprint. The bill also requires the FCC to issue rules establishing service quality standards for those providers, in an attempt to increase phone service reliability in rural areas.

Sponsor and status

Amy Klobuchar

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Minnesota. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 13, 2018
Length: 3 pages
Introduced:

Jan 11, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Feb 26, 2018

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on February 26, 2018.

Law:

Pub.L. 115-129

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

H.R. 460: Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act of 2017

Passed House (Senate next) on Jan 23, 2017. 100% incorporated. (compare text)

History

Jan 11, 2017
 
Introduced

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Jan 24, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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Mar 21, 2017
 
Reported by Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

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Aug 3, 2017
 
Passed Senate (House next)

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Feb 9, 2018
 
Passed House

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Feb 26, 2018
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 96 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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