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Introduced in Senate (05/07/2013)


113th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 874


To prohibit universal service support of commercial mobile service through the Lifeline program.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 7, 2013

Mr. Vitter (for himself, Mr. Inhofe, and Mr. Coats) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation


A BILL

To prohibit universal service support of commercial mobile service through the Lifeline program.

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 “Ending Mobile Phone Welfare Act of 2013”.

SEC. 2. Prohibition on Lifeline support for commercial mobile service.

(a) In general.—A provider of commercial mobile service may not receive universal service support under sections 214(e) and 254 of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 214(e); 254) for the provision of such service through the Lifeline program of the Federal Communications Commission.

(b) Commercial mobile service defined.—In this section, the term “commercial mobile service” has the meaning given such term in section 332(d)(1) of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 332(d)(1)).