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H.R. 4045: Future Uses of Technology Upholding Reliable and Enhanced Networks Act


The text of the bill below is as of Nov 30, 2021 (Reported by House Committee).


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Union Calendar No. 135

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 4045

[Report No. 117–185]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 22, 2021

(for himself, Mr. Johnson of Ohio, and Mrs. McBath) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

November 30, 2021

Additional sponsors: Ms. Eshoo, Mr. McNerney, Ms. Kelly of Illinois, Mr. Soto, and Mr. Taylor

November 30, 2021

Reported with an amendment; committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic

For text of introduced bill, see copy of bill as introduced on June 22, 2021


A BILL

To direct the Federal Communications Commission to establish a task force to be known as the 6G Task Force, and for other purposes.


1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Future Uses of Technology Upholding Reliable and Enhanced Networks Act or the FUTURE Networks Act.

2.

6G Task Force

(a)

Establishment

Not later than 120 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Commission shall establish a task force to be known as the 6G Task Force.

(b)

Membership

(1)

Appointment

The members of the Task Force shall be appointed by the Chair.

(2)

Composition

To the extent practicable, the membership of the Task Force shall be composed of the following:

(A)

Representatives of companies in the communications industry, except companies that are determined by the Chair to be not trusted.

(B)

Representatives of public interest organizations or academic institutions, except public interest organizations or academic institutions that are determined by the Chair to be not trusted.

(C)

Representatives of the Federal Government, State governments, local governments, or Tribal Governments, with at least one member representing each such type of government.

(c)

Report

(1)

In general

Not later than 1 year after the date on which the Task Force is established under subsection (a), the Task Force shall publish in the Federal Register and on the website of the Commission, and submit to the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate, a report on sixth-generation wireless technology, including—

(A)

the status of industry-led standards-setting bodies in setting standards for such technology;

(B)

possible uses of such technology identified by industry-led standards-setting bodies that are setting standards for such technology;

(C)

any limitations of such technology (including any supply chain or cybersecurity limitations) identified by industry-led standards-setting bodies that are setting standards for such technology; and

(D)

how to best work with entities across the Federal Government, State governments, local governments, and Tribal Governments to leverage such technology, including with regard to siting, deployment, and adoption.

(2)

Draft report; public comment

The Task Force shall—

(A)

not later than 180 days after the date on which the Task Force is established under subsection (a), publish in the Federal Register and on the website of the Commission a draft of the report required by paragraph (1); and

(B)

accept public comments on such draft and take such comments into consideration in preparing the final version of such report.

(d)

Definitions

In this section:

(1)

Chair

The term Chair means the Chair of the Commission.

(2)

Commission

The term Commission means the Federal Communications Commission.

(3)

Not trusted

(A)

In general

The term not trusted means, with respect to an entity, that—

(i)

the Chair has made a public determination that such entity is owned by, controlled by, or subject to the influence of a foreign adversary; or

(ii)

the Chair otherwise determines that such entity poses a threat to the national security of the United States.

(B)

Criteria for determination

In making a determination under subparagraph (A)(ii), the Chair shall use the criteria described in paragraphs (1) through (4) of section 2(c) of the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019 (47 U.S.C. 1601(c)), as appropriate.

(4)

State

The term State has the meaning given such term in section 3 of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 153).

(5)

Task Force

The term Task Force means the 6G Task Force established under subsection (a).

November 30, 2021

Reported with an amendment; committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed