Text: H.R.4070 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (02/21/2014)


113th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 4070


To prohibit the Federal Communications Commission from regulating certain network management practices of broadband Internet access service providers.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 21, 2014

Mrs. Blackburn (for herself, Mr. Duncan of South Carolina, Mr. Cramer, Mr. Shimkus, Mr. Scalise, and Mr. Latta) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


A BILL

To prohibit the Federal Communications Commission from regulating certain network management practices of broadband Internet access service providers.

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 “Internet Freedom Act”.

SEC. 2. Limitation on authority of FCC.

(a) In general.—The regulations adopted by the Federal Communications Commission in the Report and Order in the matter of preserving the open Internet and broadband industry practices (FCC 10–201; adopted December 21, 2010) shall have no force or effect, and the Commission may not reissue such regulations in substantially the same form, or issue new regulations that are substantially the same as such regulations, unless the reissued or new regulations are specifically authorized by a law enacted after the date of the enactment of this Act.

(b) Exception.—This section does not apply to any regulations that the Federal Communications 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.


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