S102: Securing Access to Networks in Disasters Act of 2017

By | February 21, 2018
Seal of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Seal of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Requires the FCC to publish a study on the public safety benefits, technical feasibility, and cost of providing the public with emergency access to 9-1-1 services, when mobile service is unavailable during declared emergencies or major disasters.

Official Summary

Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by President
Became Public Law


Amended in committee.


Original sponsor: Sen. Cantwell, Maria [D-WA]

Cosponsors: Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ], Sen. Thune, John [R-SD], Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL], Sen. Nelson, Bill [D-FL], Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ], Sen. Schumer, Charles E. [D-NY]


Passed Senate by unanimous consent.

Related bill:  HR 588 (Related bill)

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