Text: H.R.3924 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (10/26/2009)


111th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3924

To prohibit the Federal Communications Commission from further regulating the Internet.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
October 26, 2009

Mrs. Blackburn introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


A BILL

To prohibit the Federal Communications Commission from further regulating the Internet.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Real Stimulus Act of 2009”.

SEC. 2. Limitation on authority of the FCC.

(a) In general.—The Federal Communications Commission shall not propose, promulgate, or issue any regulations regarding the Internet or IP-enabled services.

(b) Exception.—The limitation set forth in this section shall not apply to any regulations that the Commission determines necessary—

(1) to prevent damage to the national security of the United States;

(2) to ensure the public safety; or

(3) to assist or facilitate any actions taken by a Federal or State law enforcement agency.

(c) Rule of construction.—Nothing in this section shall be construed to supersede, repeal, or negate any regulations regarding the Internet or IP-enabled services that were in effect on the day before the date of enactment of this Act, including any regulations established pursuant to the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (47 U.S.C. 1001 note).

(d) General principles.—Congress finds that—

(1) the Internet and all IP-enabled services are services affecting interstate commerce; and

(2) such services are not be subject to the jurisdiction of any State or municipal locality.