Summary: H.R.6351 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.6351. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (12/05/2006)

Warning, Alert, and Response Network Act - Requires the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to: (1) adopt technical requirements for commercial mobile service alerts; and (2) establish a Commercial Mobile Service Alert Advisory Committee to make recommendations to the FCC for assisting commercial mobile service providers in providing emergency alerts to their subscribers.

Requires the Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Science and Technology to establish a research, development, testing, and evaluation program to support the development of technologies to increase the number of commercial mobile service devices that can receive emergency alerts.

Requires the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere to establish a grant program to provide for outdoor alerting technologies in remote communities to enable residents of such communities to receive emergency alerts.

Provides for additional funding for commercial mobile service alerts from the Digital Transition and Public Safety Fund.

Authorizes the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information to borrow up to $106 million from the Treasury to implement mobile alert programs under this Act.