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Introduced in Senate (03/12/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 738


To require the Federal Communications Commission to make the provision of Wi-Fi access on school buses eligible for E-rate support.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 12, 2019

Mr. Udall (for himself, Mr. Gardner, Ms. Cortez Masto, and Mr. Whitehouse) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation


A BILL

To require the Federal Communications Commission to make the provision of Wi-Fi access on school buses eligible for E-rate support.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. E-rate support for school bus Wi-Fi.

(a) Definition.—In this section, the term “school bus” means a passenger motor vehicle that is—

(1) designed to carry a driver and not less than 5 passengers; and

(2) used significantly to transport early child education, elementary school, or secondary school students to or from school or an event related to school.

(b) Rulemaking.—Notwithstanding the limitations under paragraphs (1)(B) and (2)(A) of section 254(h) of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 254(h)) regarding the authorized recipients and uses of discounted telecommunications services, not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Federal Communications Commission shall commence a rulemaking to make the provision of Wi-Fi access on school buses eligible for support under the E-rate program of the Commission set forth under subpart F of part 54 of title 47, Code of Federal Regulations.