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115th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                S. 3668

   To amend the Federal Trade Commission Act to eliminate the common 
          carrier exemption for telecommunications companies.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                           November 28, 2018

    Mrs. Feinstein (for herself, Mr. Blumenthal, and Ms. Klobuchar) 
introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the 
           Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

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                                 A BILL


 
   To amend the Federal Trade Commission Act to eliminate the common 
          carrier exemption for telecommunications companies.

    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 Elimination At Last 
Protecting Every American Consumer's Ears Act of 2018'' or the ``REAL 
PEACE Act of 2018''.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

    Congress finds that--
            (1) illegal robocalls and spam calls are a growing 
        annoyance and problem for the people of the United States; and
            (2) exemptions within the Federal Trade Commission Act (15 
        U.S.C. 41 et seq.) limit the enforcement capabilities of the 
        Federal Trade Commission with respect to illegal robocalling 
        and spam calling.

SEC. 3. ELIMINATING THE COMMON CARRIER EXEMPTION FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS 
              COMPANIES.

    (a) In General.--Section 4 of the Federal Trade Commission Act (15 
U.S.C. 44) is amended by striking ``the Act entitled `An Act to 
regulate commerce,' approved February 14, 1887, and all Acts amendatory 
thereof and supplementary thereto and the Communications Act of 1934'' 
and inserting ``subtitle IV of title 49, United States Code,''.
    (b) Rule of Construction.--Nothing in this Act, or an amendment 
made by this Act, may be construed to displace any authority of the 
Federal Communications Commission or the States to take action to 
protect net neutrality or otherwise protect consumers and competition, 
including in the provision of broadband services.
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