S.1153 - Rural Telecommunications Improvement Act of 1999106th Congress (1999-2000)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Harkin, Tom [D-IA] (Introduced 05/27/1999)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||05/27/1999 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce.|
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Summary: S.1153 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (05/27/1999)
Rural Telecommunications Improvement Act of 1999 - Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to establish within the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) the Office of Rural Advocacy, to be headed by the Rural Advocate of the FCC, to: (1) promote access to advanced telecommunications service for rural populations; and (2) undertake related functions and activities.
Requires: (1) annual reports (and other reports as needed) from the Rural Advocate to Congress, the President, and the FCC; and (2) an initial report from the Advocate to Congress on actions taken to carry out this Act.