2021 US House Telecom Bills

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Note: Section 6409 of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, 47 U.S.C. § 1455(a), reads in pertinent part:

“…a State or local government may not deny, and shall approve, any eligible facilities request for a modification of an existing wireless tower or base station that does not substantially change the physical dimensions of such tower or base station.”

2021 — 117th Congress First Session Democrat Telecom Bills

H.R. 1044Rep. Craig, Angie [D-MN-2] (Introduced 02/15/2021) — To create a task force at the Federal Communications Commission to ensure the policy and funding decisions of the Commission are informed by data collection and analysis required in title VIII of the Communications Act of 1934, and for other purposes.


H.R. 1045Rep. Crenshaw, Dan [R-TX-2] (Introduced 02/15/2021) — To amend the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 to amend the definition of eligible facilities request, to codify the 60-day time frame for certain eligible facilities . . . requests and certain eligible telecommunications facilities requests, and for other purposes.

H.R. 1058Rep. Kinzinger, Adam [R-IL-16] (Introduced 02/15/2021) — To amend the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 to amend the definition of eligible facilities request, to codify the 60-day time frame for certain eligible facilities . . . requests, and for other purposes.


H.R. 1051Rep. Griffith, H. Morgan [R-VA-9] (Introduced 02/15/2021) — To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to streamline siting processes for telecommunications service facilities, and for other purposes.

H.R. 1060Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5] (Introduced 02/15/2021) — To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to streamline siting processes for personal wireless service facilities, including small personal wireless service facilities, and for . . . other purposes.

H.R. 1074Rep. Scalise, Steve [R-LA-1] (Introduced 02/15/2021) — To provide that the deployment of a small personal wireless service facility shall not constitute an undertaking under section 300320 of title 54, United States Code, or a major . . . Federal action for the purposes of section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, and for other purposes.Original text


2021 — 117th Congress First Session Republican Telecom Bills

H.R. 1039 — Rep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL-12] (Introduced 02/15/2021) — To provide that a project for the deployment or modification of a communications facility entirely within a floodplain is not subject to requirements to prepare certain . . . environmental or historical preservation reviews.

H.R. 1043 — Rep. Carter, Earl L. “Buddy” [R-GA-1] (Introduced 02/15/2021) — To provide that an eligible facilities request under section 6409(a) of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 is not subject to requirements to prepare certain . . . environmental or historical preservation reviews.

H.R. 1050 — Rep. Dunn, Neal P. [R-FL-2] (Introduced 02/15/2021) — To provide that a project to replace or improve a communications facility following a major disaster or an emergency declared by the President is not subject to . . . requirements to prepare certain environmental or historical preservation reviews, and for other purposes.

H.R. 1053 — Rep. Guthrie, Brett [R-KY-2] (Introduced 02/15/2021) — To provide that a project to remove and replace communications equipment or services listed under the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019 is not . . . subject to requirements to prepare certain environmental or historical preservation reviews.

H.R. 1056 — Rep. Johnson, Bill [R-OH-6] (Introduced 02/15/2021) — To provide that a project for the collocation of a personal wireless service facility is not subject to requirements to prepare certain environmental or historical preservation reviews.

H.R. 1067 — Rep. Palmer, Gary J. [R-AL-6] (Introduced 02/15/2021) — To streamline the process for consideration of applications for the placement of communications facilities on certain buildings and other property owned by the Federal Government, and for other purposes.

H.R. 1069 — Rep. Pence, Greg [R-IN-6] (Introduced 02/15/2021) — To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide that the Federal Communications Commission is not required to perform any review under the National Environmental Policy . . . Act of 1969 or division A of subtitle III of title 54, United States Code, as a condition of permitting the placement and installation of a communications facility, and for other purposes.

H.R. 1073 — Rep. McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [R-WA-5] (Introduced 02/15/2021) — To provide that construction, rebuilding, or hardening of communications facilities following a major emergency declared by a Governor relating to a wildfire are not subject to . . . requirements to prepare certain environmental or historical preservation reviews.

H.R. 1084 — Rep. Walberg, Tim [R-MI-7] (Introduced 02/15/2021) — To provide that a project for the deployment or modification of a communications facility entirely within a brownfield site is not subject to requirements to prepare certain . . . environmental or historical preservation reviews.


H.R. 1064 — Rep. Mullin, Markwayne [R-OK-2] (Introduced 02/15/2021) — To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to amend provisions relating to franchise term and termination and provisions relating to the elimination or modification of requirements in franchises, and for other purposes.