HR 607

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 607

To enhance public safety by making more spectrum available to public safety agencies, to facilitate the development of a wireless public safety broadband network, to provide standards for the spectrum needs of public safety agencies, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 10, 2011

Mr. KING of New York (for himself, Mr. THOMPSON of Mississippi, Mr. ROGERS of Alabama, Ms. CLARKE of New York, Mrs. MILLER of Michigan, Mr. LONG, and Mr. GRIMM) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


A BILL

To enhance public safety by making more spectrum available to public safety agencies, to facilitate the development of a wireless public safety broadband network, to provide standards for the spectrum needs of public safety agencies, and for other purposes.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

TITLE I--ALLOCATION AND ASSIGNMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY LICENSES

TITLE II--FUNDING

TITLE I--ALLOCATION AND ASSIGNMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY LICENSES

SEC. 101. FINDINGS.

SEC. 102. ALLOCATION AND ASSIGNMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY LICENSES.

`(aa) the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate;

`(bb) the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate;

`(cc) the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of Representatives; and

`(dd) the Committee on Homeland Security of the House of Representatives.'.

SEC. 103. STANDARDS.

SEC. 104. RULE OF CONSTRUCTION.

TITLE II--FUNDING

SEC. 201. DEFINITIONS.

SEC. 202. FUNDING.

SEC. 203. PUBLIC SAFETY INTEROPERABLE BROADBAND NETWORK CONSTRUCTION.

SEC. 204. PUBLIC SAFETY INTEROPERABLE BROADBAND MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION.

SEC. 205. AUDITS.

SEC. 206. AUCTION OF SPECTRUM TO FUND THE INTEROPERABLE BROADBAND NETWORK CONSTRUCTION FUND, AND THE OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE FUND.

SEC. 207. ACHIEVING LONG-TERM INTEROPERABILITY BY CONSOLIDATING BAND USE BY PUBLIC SAFETY AGENCIES.

SEC. 208. EXTENSION OF AUCTION AUTHORITY AND ASSURANCE OF OPEN AUCTIONS.

SEC. 209. REPORT ON EFFICIENT USE OF PUBLIC SAFETY SPECTRUM.

SEC. 210. REPORT ON LONG-TERM INTEROPERABILITY USING IP-BASED SOLUTIONS.

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