Text: H.R.4232 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (09/06/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 4232


To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to ensure the ability to enforce State and local law relating to leasing and renting of real property, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 6, 2019

Mr. Case (for himself and Mr. King of New York) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


A BILL

To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to ensure the ability to enforce State and local law relating to leasing and renting of real property, 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 “Protecting Local Authority and Neighborhoods Act” or the “PLAN Act”.

SEC. 2. Ensuring Ability to Enforce State and Local Law Relating to Leasing and Renting of Real Property.

(a) No Effect of Communications Law on Claims Regarding Lease or Rental of Real Property.—Section 230(c) of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 230(c)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(3) NO EFFECT ON CLAIMS REGARDING LEASE OR RENTAL OF REAL PROPERTY.—Paragraph (1) shall not apply to any claim in a civil action under State law asserted after the date of the enactment of this paragraph against a provider of an interactive computer service if—

“(A) the claimant alleges such provider facilitated the lease or rental of real property in a circumstance in which a law or contractual agreement restricts such lease or rental;

“(B) the claimant provides written notice of the alleged violation to such provider; and

“(C) such provider fails to cure the alleged violation within 30 days after the date on which such provider receives such notice.”.

(b) No Effect of Communications Law on Real Property Leasing or Rental Requirements and Protection of Property Rights.—Section 230(e) of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 230(e)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(6) NO EFFECT ON REAL PROPERTY LEASING OR RENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND PROTECTION OF PROPERTY RIGHTS.—Nothing in this section (other than subsection (c)(2)(A)) shall be construed to prevent any State or unit of local government from enforcing a law that restricts any provider of an interactive computer service from facilitating the lease or rental of real property.”.