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Introduced in Senate (05/01/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 993


To prohibit the Federal Communications Commission from reclassifying broadband Internet access service as a telecommunications service and from imposing certain regulations on providers of such service.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 1, 2017

Mr. Lee (for himself, Mr. Cornyn, Mr. Cotton, Mr. Cruz, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Paul, Mr. Tillis, Mr. Sasse, and Mr. Inhofe) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation


A BILL

To prohibit the Federal Communications Commission from reclassifying broadband Internet access service as a telecommunications service and from imposing certain regulations on providers of such service.

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 “Restoring Internet Freedom Act”.

SEC. 2. Limitation on authority of FCC.

(a) In general.—The rule adopted by the Federal Communications Commission in GN Docket No. 14–28 on February 26, 2015 (relating to broadband Internet access service), shall have no force or effect, and the Commission may not reissue such rule in substantially the same form, or issue a new rule that is substantially the same as such rule, unless the reissued or new rule is specifically authorized by a law enacted after the date of enactment of this Act.

(b) Rule defined.—In this section, the term “rule” has the meaning given the term in section 804 of title 5, United States Code.