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S. 3151: Connected Rural Schools Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jan 7, 2020 (Introduced).


II

116th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 3151

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 7, 2020

(for herself, Mr. Romney, Mr. Boozman, and Mr. Manchin) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

A BILL

To amend the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 to allow counties to use certain funds to provide or expand access to broadband telecommunications services and other technologies.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Connected Rural Schools Act.

2.

Access to broadband and other technology

Section 302(a) of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 (16 U.S.C. 7142(a)) is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (3), by striking and at the end;

(2)

in paragraph (4), by striking the period at the end and inserting ; and; and

(3)

by adding at the end the following:

(5)

to provide or expand access to—

(A)

broadband telecommunications services at local schools; or

(B)

the technology and connectivity necessary for students to use a digital learning tool at or outside of a local school campus.

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