| Home > 106th Congressional Bills > S. 15 (is) To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide that married couples may file a combined return under which each spouse is taxed using the rates applicable to unmarried individuals. [Introduced in Senate] ...
S. 15 (is) To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide that married couples may file a combined return under which each spouse is taxed using the rates applicable to unmarried individuals. [Introduced in Senate] ...
108th CONGRESS 1st Session S. 159 To require the Federal Communications Commission to allocate additional spectrum for unlicensed use by wireless broadband devices, and for other purposes. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES January 14, 2003 Mrs. Boxer (for herself and Mr. Allen) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To require the Federal Communications Commission to allocate additional spectrum for unlicensed use by wireless broadband devices, and for other purposes. 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 ``Jumpstart Broadband Act''. SEC. 2. ENCOURAGEMENT OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES. (a) Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure Devices.-- (1) Immediate allocation of spectrum.--Within 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Commission shall allocate not less than an additional 255 megahertz of contiguous spectrum in the 5 gigahertz band for unlicensed use by wireless broadband devices while ensuring that Department of Defense devices and systems are not compromised. (2) Interference protection.--Within 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration shall, after consultation with all interested agencies and parties, including the Department of Defense, establish standards for interference protection that is reasonably required to enable incumbent Federal government agency users of spectrum allocated under paragraph (1) to continue to use that spectrum, and advise the Commission of those standards. (3) Device requirements.--Within 360 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Commission shall-- (A) with respect to spectrum allocation under paragraph (1), adopt minimal technical and device rules to facilitate robust and efficient use for wireless broadband devices; and (B) amend its rules to require that all wireless broadband devices manufactured after the effective date of those rules that operate in the spectrum allocated under paragraph (1)-- (i) be capable of 2-way digital communications; (ii) meet the interference protection standards established under paragraph (2). SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS. (a) In General.--In this Act: (1) Commission.--The term ``Commission'' means the Federal Communications Commission. (2) Broadband service.--The term ``broadband service'' means high rate digital transmission service-- (A) via cable modem, digital subscriber line, wireless, satellite, or other telecommunications technology; and (B) capable of reliably transmitting voice, data, and/or video simultaneously between and among digital devices and between these devices and the Internet, on a consistent basis, at data transfer rates no slower than those defined from time to time by the Commission. (3) Wireless broadband device.--The term ``wireless broadband device'' includes-- (A) U-NII devices (as defined in section 15.403(i) of title 47, Code of Federal Regulations); and (B) other devices used to access wireless broadband services. (b) Terms Defined in the Communications Act of 1934.--Except as provided in subsection (a), any term used in this Act that is defined in section 3 of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 153) has the meaning given that term in that section. <all>
Other Popular 106th Congressional Bills Documents:
|GovRecords.org presents information on various agencies of the United States Government. Even though all information is believed to be credible and accurate, no guarantees are made on the complete accuracy of our government records archive. Care should be taken to verify the information presented by responsible parties. Please see our reference page for congressional, presidential, and judicial branch contact information. GovRecords.org values visitor privacy. Please see the privacy page for more information.|
Supreme Court Decisions
104th Congressional Documents
105th Congressional Documents
106th Congressional Documents
107th Congressional Documents
108th Congressional Documents
1994 Presidential Documents