S 911

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 911

To establish the sense of Congress that Congress should enact, and the President should sign, bipartisan legislation to strengthen public safety and to enhance wireless communications.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 9, 2011

Mr. ROCKEFELLER (for himself and Mrs. HUTCHISON) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation


A BILL

To establish the sense of Congress that Congress should enact, and the President should sign, bipartisan legislation to strengthen public safety and to enhance wireless communications.

    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 `Strengthening Public-safety and Enhancing Communications Through Reform, Utilization, and Modernization Act' or the `SPECTRUM Act'.

SEC. 2. SENSE OF CONGRESS.

    It is the sense of Congress that Congress should enact, and the President should sign, bipartisan legislation to strengthen public safety and to enhance wireless communications by--

      (1) providing sufficient wireless spectrum and other resources to build a nationwide interoperable wireless public safety broadband network;

      (2) encouraging more efficient, flexible, and effective use of spectrum, a valuable and finite public resource;

      (3) promoting voluntary market mechanisms to ensure the optimal allocation of spectrum;

      (4) reforming the Federal Government's spectrum management practices; and

      (5) engaging in advanced research and development into emerging wireless technologies.

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