Text: S.2694 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (04/18/2018)


115th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 2694


To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to lengthen the statute of limitations for enforcing robocall violations, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

April 18, 2018

Mr. Schatz (for himself, Mr. Udall, Ms. Klobuchar, Mr. Markey, Ms. Cortez Masto, Ms. Duckworth, Mr. Tester, Mr. Peters, Mr. Blumenthal, Ms. Hassan, Ms. Baldwin, and Ms. Cantwell) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation


A BILL

To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to lengthen the statute of limitations for enforcing robocall violations, and for other purposes.

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 “Robocall Enforcement Enhancement Act of 2018”.

SEC. 2. Statute of limitations for robocall enforcement actions.

(a) Provision of inaccurate caller identification information.—Section 227(e)(5)(A)(iv) of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 227(e)(5)(A)(iv)) is amended—

(1) in the heading, by striking “2-year” and inserting “3-year”; and

(2) by striking “2 years” and inserting “3 years”.

(b) Use of automated telephone equipment.—Section 503(b)(6)(B) of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 503(b)(6)(B)) is amended—

(1) by striking “occurred more than 1 year” and inserting the following: “occurred—

“(i) except as provided in clause (ii), more than 1 year”; and

(2) by striking “liability.” and inserting the following: “liability; or

“(ii) in the case of a violation of section 227(b)(1), more than 3 years prior to the date of issuance of the required notice or notice of apparent liability.”.

SEC. 3. Imposition of forfeitures without citations.

Section 503(b)(5) of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 503(b)(5)) is amended, in the second sentence—

(1) by striking “or in the case of” and inserting “in the case of”; and

(2) by inserting before the period at the end the following: “, or in the case of a violation of section 227(b)(1)”.