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S. 1822: Broadband DATA Act


A bill to require the Federal Communications Commission to issue rules relating to the collection of data with respect to the availability of broadband services, and for other purposes.

Sponsor and status

Roger Wicker

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Mississippi. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 12, 2020
Length: 12 pages
Introduced
Jun 12, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Mar 23, 2020

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on March 23, 2020.

Law
Pub.L. 116-130
Source

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Bill to Improve Broadband Data Maps Clears Senate, Advances to Presidents Desk
    — Sen. John Thune [R-SD] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 10, 2020

Manchin: commerce mapping bill good first step but more needs to be done
    — Sen. Joe Manchin [D-WV] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 24, 2019

Doyle Applauds House Passage of Bipartisan Broadband Mapping Bill
    — Rep. Michael “Mike” Doyle [D-PA18] on Mar 3, 2020

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates S. 1822 will add $109 million in new spending through 2029.
R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates new spending due to S. 1822 will be negligible.

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

H.R. 4229: Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability Act

Passed House (Senate next) on Dec 16, 2019. 86% incorporated. (compare text)

History

Jun 12, 2019
 
Introduced

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Jul 24, 2019
 
Ordered Reported

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Dec 12, 2019
 
Reported by Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Dec 19, 2019
 
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Mar 3, 2020
 
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

Mar 3, 2020
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the House with an Amendment.

Mar 10, 2020
 
Senate Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Mar 23, 2020
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 1822 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 1822. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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