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Short Titles as Introduced

READI Act
Reliable Emergency Alert Distribution Improvement Act of 2018

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Official Title as Introduced

To improve oversight by the Federal Communications Commission of the wireless and broadcast emergency alert systems.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
07/18/2018Introduced in House

All Actions (4)

Date All Actions
07/19/2018Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
07/18/2018Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 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
07/18/2018Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 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
07/18/2018Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (2)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Hanabusa, Colleen [D-HI-1]* 07/18/2018
Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] 10/26/2018

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Energy and Commerce07/18/2018 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure07/18/2018 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management07/19/2018 Referred to

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Introduced in House (07/18/2018)

Reliable Emergency Alert Distribution Improvement Act of 2018 or the READI Act

This bill amends the Warning, Alert, and Response Network Act to include emergency alerts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as a type of alert that subscribers of commercial mobile service licensees may not block from their devices (currently, alerts from the President may not be blocked).

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) must adopt regulations that encourage states to establish a State Emergency Communications Commission (SECC) and provide that each SECC meet at least annually to review and update its Emergency Alert System Plan (State EAS Plan). The FCC must approve or disapprove the updated plan.

FEMA shall develop and issue guidance for state, tribal, and local governments relating to emergency alerts.

The FCC shall complete: (1) a rulemaking proceeding to establish a system to receive from FEMA or state, tribal, or local governments reports of false alerts under the emergency alert system (EAS) or the Wireless EAS to record such false alerts and examine their causes; (2) a rulemaking proceeding to modify the EAS to provide for repeating messages while an alert remains pending; and (3) an inquiry to examine the feasibility of establishing systems and signaling to offer EAS alerts to audio and video streaming services delivered over the Internet.