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Titles (3)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

PSC Oversight Act of 2017
Preserving State Commission Oversight Act of 2017

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to protect low-income Lifeline subscribers by mandating a continuing role for States in designating eligible telecommunications carriers for participation in the Universal Service program, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

02/16/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

02/17/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
02/16/2017Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Action By: House of Representatives
02/16/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (0)

No cosponsors.

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce02/16/2017 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology02/17/2017 Referred to

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Latest Summary (1)

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Introduced in House (02/16/2017)

Preserving State Commission Oversight Act of 2017 or the PSC Oversight Act of 2017

This bill nullifies a Federal Communications Commission regulation that prohibits a state commission from designating Lifeline broadband providers that are eligible to accept government subsidies in exchange for providing discounted Internet service to qualifying low-income consumers under the universal service program.

The bill also amends the Communications Act of 1934 to prohibit anything in such Act or the Telecommunications Act of 1996 from being construed as modifying or limiting the jurisdiction of any state commission to designate a telecommunications carrier eligible to receive universal service support.