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Titles (3)

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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Reported to House

Federal Spectrum Incentive Act of 2013

Short Titles as Introduced

Federal Spectrum Incentive Act of 2013

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend the National Telecommunications and Information Administration Organization Act to provide incentives for the reallocation of Federal Government spectrum for commercial use, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (3)

Date
12/12/2014Committee on Armed Services discharged.
12/12/2014Reported by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 113-670, Part I.
12/09/2013Introduced in House

All Actions (8)

Date
12/12/2014Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 502.
Action By: House of Representatives
12/12/2014Committee on Armed Services discharged.
Action By: House of Representatives
12/12/2014Reported by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 113-670, Part I.
01/24/2014Referred to the Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats & Capabilities.
Action By: Committee on Armed Services
12/10/2013Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
12/09/2013Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
12/09/2013Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
12/09/2013Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (4)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6]* 12/09/2013
Rep. Waxman, Henry A. [D-CA-33]* 12/09/2013
Rep. Walden, Greg [R-OR-2]* 12/09/2013
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18]* 12/09/2013

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce12/09/2013 Referred to
12/10/2013 Markup by
12/12/2014 Reported by H. Rept. 113-670
House Armed Services12/09/2013 Referred to
12/12/2014 Discharged from
House Armed Services Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats & Capabilities01/24/2014 Referred to

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Latest Summary (2)

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Reported to House without amendment, Part I (12/12/2014)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Federal Spectrum Incentive Act of 2013 - Amends the National Telecommunications and Information Administration Organization Act to allow federal entities that utilize government station licenses to participate in the incentive auction program under which licensees of electromagnetic spectrum voluntarily relinquish their spectrum rights in order for such spectrum to be auctioned for a repurposed commercial use in exchange for a percentage of the auction proceeds.

Permits such federal entities, instead of being reimbursed for the costs of sharing frequencies with nonfederal users or relocating to other frequencies as provided for under current law, to receive a percentage of the proceeds from spectrum it relinquishes for auction by electing to: (1) discontinue operations on eligible frequencies without relocating to other frequencies, or (2) relocate operations to frequencies assigned to another federal entity in order for such entities to share frequencies.

Establishes in the U.S. Treasury a Federal Spectrum Incentive Fund to be administered by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in consultation with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).

Requires 1% of the proceeds from such auctions to be deposited in such Fund and the remainder to be deposited in the general fund of the Treasury for the sole purpose of deficit reduction.

Directs OMB to transfer from the Fund to a federal entity a specified amount attributable to the auction of frequencies vacated by such entity. Permits federal entities to use such amounts for: (1) any purposes permitted under the terms and conditions of an appropriations account that was subject to sequestration for any fiscal year under the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, provided that the amount used does not exceed the amount by which the account was reduced by sequestration for such fiscal year; or (2) a transfer of amounts to an incumbent federal entity for such purposes when the federal entity relinquishing spectrum relocates its operations to frequencies assigned to another federal entity in order to share frequencies.