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Save the Internet Act of 2019

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Save the Internet Act of 2019

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04/10/19

Passed House

04/10/19

Failed House

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On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 232 - 190 (Roll no. 167).

Date: April 10, 2019

Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 232 - 190 (Roll no. 167).

Date: April 10, 2019

On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 204 - 216 (Roll no. 166).

Date: April 10, 2019

The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.

Date: April 10, 2019

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Code:
116.HR.1644
Subject:
Science, Technology, Communications
Save the Internet Act of 2019
Date: March 8, 2019 Official Title: To restore the open internet order of the Federal Communications Commission.Short title This Act may be cited as the "Save the Internet Act of 2019".
  • (1) In general The Declaratory Ruling, Report and Order, and Order in the matter of restoring internet freedom that was adopted by the Commission on December 14, 2017 (FCC 17166), shall have no force or effect.
  • (2) Prohibition on reissued rule or new rule The Declaratory Ruling, Report and Order, and Order described in paragraph (1) may not be reissued in substantially the same form, and a new rule that is substantially the same as such Declaratory Ruling, Report and Order, and Order may not be issued, unless the reissued or new rule is specifically authorized by a law enacted after the date of the enactment of this Act.Restoration of repealed and amended rules The following are restored as in effect on January 19, 2017:
  • (1) The Report and Order on Remand, Declaratory Ruling, and Order in the matter of protecting and promoting the open internet that was adopted by the Commission on February 26, 2015 (FCC 1524).
  • (2) Part 8 of title 47, Code of Federal Regulations.
  • (3) Any other rule of the Commission that was amended or repealed by the Declaratory Ruling, Report and Order, and Order described in subsection (a)(1).Definitions In this section:
  • (1) Commission The term "Commission" means the Federal Communications Commission.
  • (2) Restored as in effect on January 19, 2017 The term "restored as in effect on January 19, 2017" means, with respect to the Declaratory Ruling and Order described in subsection (b)(1), to permanently reinstate the rules and legal interpretations set forth in such Declaratory Ruling and Order (as in effect on January 19, 2017), including any decision (as in effect on such date) to apply or forbear from applying a provision of the Communications Act of 1934 ( et seq.) or a regulation of the Commission.
  • (3) Rule The term "rule" has the meaning given such term in section 804 of title 5, United States Code.In general The enhancements to the transparency rule relating to performance characteristics and network practices of the Commission under section 8.3 of title 47, Code of Federal Regulations, as described in paragraphs 165 through 184 of the Report and Order on Remand, Declaratory Ruling, and Order in the matter of protecting and promoting the open internet that was adopted by the Commission February 26, 2015 (FCC 1524), shall not apply to any small business.Sunset Subsection (a) shall not have any force or effect after the date that is 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act.Report by FCC Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Commission shall submit to the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate a report that contains the recommendations of the Commission (and data supporting such recommendations) regarding
  • (1) whether the exception provided by subsection (a) should be made permanent; and
  • (2) whether the definition of the term "small business" for purposes of such exception should be modified from the definition in subsection (d)(3).Definitions In this section: