2289 112th CONGRESS1st Session
H. R. 2289
To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to reform
the Federal Communications Commission by requiring an analysis of benefits and
costs during the rule making process.IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Mr. LATTA introduced the following bill; which was referred
to the Committee on Energy and Commerce
amend the Communications Act of 1934 to reform the Federal Communications Commission
by requiring an analysis of benefits and costs during the rule making process.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of
the United States of America in Congress assembled,
1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the `FCC `ABCs' Act of
SEC. 2. ANALYSIS OF BENEFITS AND COSTS IN FCC RULE MAKING
(a) In General- Section 4 of the Communications Act of
1934 (47 U.S.C. 154) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:
`(p) The Commission shall include in each notice of proposed rule making and in
each final rule issued by the Commission an analysis of the benefits and costs
of the proposed rule or final rule, respectively.'.
(b) No Additional
Appropriations Authorized- The amendment made by subsection (a) does not authorize
any appropriations for the express purpose, in whole or in part, of carrying out