Senate Bill 2343
115th Congress(2017-2018)
Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act of 2018
Active
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Passed Senate on Dec 6, 2018
Overview
Text
Introduced
Jan 25, 2018
Latest Action
Dec 10, 2018
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
2343
Congress
115
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.
Sponsorship by Party
Mississippi
Montana
Minnesota
Minnesota
Colorado
Missouri
Nebraska
North Dakota
North Dakota
South Dakota
Wisconsin
Passed
December 6, 2018
Type
Unanimous Consent
Unanimous Consent
A senator may request unanimous consent on the floor to set aside a specified rule of procedure so as to expedite proceedings. If no Senator objects, the Senate permits the action, but if any one senator objects, the request is rejected. Unanimous consent requests with only immediate effects are routinely granted, but ones affecting the floor schedule, the conditions of considering a bill or other business, or the rights of other senators, are normally not offered, or a floor leader will object to it, until all senators concerned have had an opportunity to inform the leaders that they find it acceptable.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S7367-7368; text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR S7367-7368)
Summary

Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act of 2018

This bill requires the Federal Communications Commission to establish the Task Force for Meeting Connectivity and Technology Needs of Precision Agriculture in the United States. The task force's duties include: (1) identifying and measuring current gaps in broadband Internet access service coverage of cropland and ranchland; (2) assembling a comprehensive guide of all federal programs and resources working to expand broadband Internet access service on unserved cropland and ranchland; and (3) developing policy recommendations to promote the rapid, expanded deployment of fixed and mobile broadband Internet access service on unserved cropland and ranchland.

Text (3)
December 6, 2018
October 2, 2018
January 25, 2018
Actions (10)
12/10/2018
Held at the desk.
12/10/2018
Received in the House.
12/10/2018
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
12/06/2018
Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S7367-7368; text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR S7367-7368)
12/06/2018
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S7367-7368; text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR S7367-7368)
10/02/2018
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 615.
10/02/2018
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Thune with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 115-342.
04/25/2018
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
01/25/2018
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
01/25/2018
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Jan 26, 2018 12:26:03 AM
Updated
Mar 17, 2021 7:56:14 PM