S.161 - A bill to require the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct a study and submit a report on filing requirements under the Universal Service Fund programs.116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Sullivan, Dan [R-AK] (Introduced 01/16/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 01/16/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.161 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (01/16/2019)
This bill requires the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to report to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Congress on the filing requirements for telecommunications carriers or service providers that receive Universal Service Fund program support to provide service to qualifying low-income consumers, rural or high-cost areas, rural health care providers, schools, or libraries. The report must analyze the financial impact of those filing requirements and provide any recommendations on how to consolidate redundant filing requirements.
After receiving the GAO report, the FCC must initiate a rulemaking to consolidate redundant filing requirements and incorporate any of the reported recommendations.