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H.R. 3836: Wireless Infrastructure Resiliency during Emergencies and Disasters Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jul 18, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3836

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 18, 2019

(for herself, Mr. Thompson of California, Mr. Huffman, Mrs. Davis of California, Mr. Khanna, Ms. Speier, Mr. Ruiz, Mr. Rouda, Ms. Brownley of California, Mr. Cox of California, Ms. Roybal-Allard, Mr. Panetta, Ms. Hill of California, Mr. Cisneros, Ms. Lee of California, and Mr. McNerney) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To amend section 332 of the Communications Act of 1934 to include public safety requirements in terms and conditions States may require of mobile services.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the Wireless Infrastructure Resiliency during Emergencies and Disasters Act or the WIRED Act.

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Regulatory treatment of mobile services

Section 332(c)(3)(A) of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 332(c)(3)(A)) is amended by inserting after other terms and conditions of commercial mobile services the following: including reasonable requirements to promote resilient wireless communications infrastructure for situational awareness during a natural disaster (as such term is defined in section 602 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5195a(a)(2))).