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House Bill 7624
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Spectrum Innovation Act of 2022
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Passed House on Jul 27, 2022
Overview
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Introduced
Apr 28, 2022
Latest Action
Jul 28, 2022
Origin Chamber
House
Type
Bill
Bill
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Bill Number
7624
Congress
117
Policy Area
Science, Technology, Communications
Science, Technology, Communications
Primary focus of measure is natural sciences, space exploration, research policy and funding, research and development, STEM education, scientific cooperation and communication; technology policies, telecommunication, information technology; digital media, journalism. Measures concerning scientific education may fall under Education policy area.
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House Votes (1)
Senate Votes (0)
Passed
July 27, 2022
Type
Voice Vote
Voice Vote
A vote in which the presiding officer states the question, then asks those in favor and against to say "Yea" or "Nay," respectively, and announces the result according to his or her judgment. The names or numbers of senators voting on each side are not recorded.
Passed/agreed to in House: Pursuant to section 5 of H. Res. 1254, and the motion offered by Mr. Kildee, the following bills passed under suspension of the rules: H.R. 623, as amended; H.R. 3952, as amended; H.R. 3962, as amended; H.R. 4551; H.R. 5313, as amended; H.R. 6933; H.R. 7132, as amended; H.R. 7361; H.R. 7569; H.R. 7624, as amended; H.R. 7733, as amended; and H.R. 7981, as amended.(consideration: CR H7197-7211, H7219-7220, H7223-7237; text: 07/26/2022 CR H7106-7110)
Summary

Spectrum Innovation Act of 2021

This bill specifies a process for auctioning a portion of the electromagnetic spectrum between 3100 megahertz (MHz) and 3540 MHz for nonfederal use, shared federal and nonfederal use, or a combination of those uses. Most wireless technologies (e.g., mobile communication) rely on the electromagnetic spectrum to transmit signals.

Specifically, the Office of Management and Budget must transfer funding from the Spectrum Reallocation Fund to federal entities for planning related to the reallocation. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the Executive Office of the President must oversee the planning.

Informed by the planning, the Department of Commerce must identify at least 200 MHz of spectrum for reallocation. In identifying the spectrum, Commerce must consult with the Department of Defense, the Office of National Science and Technology Policy, and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The FCC must (1) adopt rules authorizing the use of the identified spectrum in consultation with the NTIA, and (2) auction licenses for the identified spectrum within seven years of the bill's enactment.

Additionally, the President must modify or withdraw (subject to certain limits) current federal assignments of the identified spectrum to increase nonfederal use. The FCC must allow for opportunistic uses (i.e., allow devices to opportunistically identify and transmit on unused spectrum without infringing on the rights of the spectrum license holder) of a withdrawn or modified assignment. An allowed opportunistic use must cease after the auction if the use is inconsistent with the rights of the licensee that obtains its license through the auction.

Text (4)
July 28, 2022
July 27, 2022
July 22, 2022
April 28, 2022
Actions (17)
07/28/2022
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
07/27/2022
Pursuant to section 5 of H. Res. 1254, and the motion offered by Mr. Kildee, the following bills passed under suspension of the rules: H.R. 623, as amended; H.R. 3952, as amended; H.R. 3962, as amended; H.R. 4551; H.R. 5313, as amended; H.R. 6933; H.R. 7132, as amended; H.R. 7361; H.R. 7569; H.R. 7624, as amended; H.R. 7733, as amended; and H.R. 7981, as amended. (consideration: CR H7197-7211, H7219-7220, H7223-7237; text: 07/26/2022 CR H7106-7110)
07/27/2022
Passed/agreed to in House: Pursuant to section 5 of H. Res. 1254, and the motion offered by Mr. Kildee, the following bills passed under suspension of the rules: H.R. 623, as amended; H.R. 3952, as amended; H.R. 3962, as amended; H.R. 4551; H.R. 5313, as amended; H.R. 6933; H.R. 7132, as amended; H.R. 7361; H.R. 7569; H.R. 7624, as amended; H.R. 7733, as amended; and H.R. 7981, as amended.(consideration: CR H7197-7211, H7219-7220, H7223-7237; text: 07/26/2022 CR H7106-7110)
07/27/2022
Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1254, proceedings on H.R. 7624 are considered vacated.
07/26/2022
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
07/26/2022
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 7624.
07/26/2022
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H7106-7112)
07/26/2022
Mr. Doyle, Michael F. moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
07/22/2022
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 335.
07/22/2022
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 117-429.
07/13/2022
Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 52 - 0.
07/13/2022
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
06/15/2022
Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 29 - 0 .
06/15/2022
Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
04/29/2022
Referred to the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.
04/28/2022
Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
04/28/2022
Introduced in House
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Record Created
Apr 29, 2022 7:12:11 AM
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Sep 16, 2022 3:46:19 AM