[Congressional Bills 108th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[H.R. 1425 Introduced in House (IH)]






108th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 1425

 To provide for the expedited and increased assignment of spectrum for 
                        public safety purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             March 25, 2003

 Ms. Harman (for herself, Mr. Weldon of Pennsylvania, Mr. Israel, Mr. 
Wilson of South Carolina, Mr. Frelinghuysen, Ms. Lofgren, Mr. Skelton, 
 Mr. King of New York, Mr. Bereuter, Ms. Millender-McDonald, Mr. Smith 
   of Washington, Mrs. Tauscher, Mr. McGovern, Mrs. Christensen, Mr. 
Etheridge, Mr. LoBiondo, Mr. George Miller of California, Mrs. Davis of 
California, Mr. McHugh, Mr. Davis of Tennessee, Mr. Berman, Mr. Shays, 
  Mr. Ford, and Mrs. Lowey) introduced the following bill; which was 
            referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

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                                 A BILL


 
 To provide for the expedited and increased assignment of spectrum for 
                        public safety 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 ``Homeland Emergency Response 
Operations Act'' or the ``HERO Act''.

SEC. 2. PREVENTION OF DELAY IN REASSIGNMENT OF 24 MEGAHERTZ FOR PUBLIC 
              SAFETY PURPOSES.

     Section 309(j)(14) of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 
309(j)(14)) is amended by adding at the end the following new 
subparagraph:
                    ``(D) Extensions not permitted for channels (63, 
                64, 68 and 69) reassigned for public safety services.--
                Notwithstanding subparagraph (B), the Commission shall 
                not grant any extension under such subparagraph from 
                the limitation of subparagraph (A) with respect to the 
                frequencies assigned, pursuant to section 337(a)(1), 
                for public safety services. The Commission shall take 
                all actions necessary to complete assignment of the 
                electromagnetic spectrum between 764 and 776 megahertz, 
                inclusive, and between 794 and 806 megahertz, 
                inclusive, for public safety services and to permit 
                operations by public safety services on those 
                frequencies commencing no later than January 1, 
                2007.''.
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