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H.R. 5700 - National Non-Emergency Mobile Number Act

Introduced: 2018-05-08
Bill Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
 
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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5700


    To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to direct the Federal Communications Commission to designate a national dialing short code for users of mobile voice service to reach public safety personnel in critical, but non-emergency, circumstances.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 8, 2018

    Mrs. Brooks of Indiana (for herself and Ms. Eshoo) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


A BILL

    To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to direct the Federal Communications Commission to designate a national dialing short code for users of mobile voice service to reach public safety personnel in critical, but non-emergency, circumstances.

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 “National Non-Emergency Mobile Number Act”.

SEC. 2. National mobile dialing short code for critical, non-emergency cir­cum­stan­ces.

Section 251(e) of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 251(e)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(4) NATIONAL MOBILE DIALING SHORT CODE FOR CRITICAL, NON-EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES.—Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this paragraph, the Commission shall designate a national dialing short code for users of mobile voice service to reach public safety personnel in critical, but non-emergency, circumstances. In making such designation, the Commission shall consult with State departments of transportation, nationwide and regional providers of mobile voice service, and representatives of the public safety and emergency services community. The designation made under this paragraph shall take effect on a date determined by the Commission, but not earlier than 2 years after the date of the enactment of this paragraph.”.


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