S. 3304 - Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010

Science, technology, communications. 111th Congress (2009-2010) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to increase the access of persons with disabilities to modern communications, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has become law. 
Amendments:
1 proposed amendment. 1 accepted. View amendments 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED by voice vote on August 5, 2010.

Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010

S. 3304 — 111th Congress (2009–2010)

Summary
A bill to increase the access of persons with disabilities to modern communications, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to increase the access of persons with disabilities to modern communications, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Equal Access to 21st Century Communications Act
  • Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010
  • Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010
Sponsor
Mark Pryor
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Science, technology, communications
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Advisory bodies
  • Broadcasting, cable, digital technologies
  • Disability and paralysis
  • Emergency communications systems
  • Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
  • Government information and archives
  • Government trust funds
  • Hearing, speech, and vision care
  • Internet and video services
  • Telecommunication rates and fees
  • Telephone and wireless communication
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Major Actions
Introduced5/04/2010
Referred to Committee
Amendments (1 proposed)
Passed Senate8/05/2010
Passed House9/28/2010
Signed by President10/08/2010
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
currently selectedSenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.8/05/2010PASSED by voice vote
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 4603 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.8/05/2010PASSED by voice vote
select this voteHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.9/28/2010PASSED by voice vote
ActionDateDescription
Introduced5/04/2010
5/04/2010Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
5/26/2010Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. Hearings held.
Put on a legislative calendar7/15/2010Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
8/03/2010Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Rockefeller with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
Put on a legislative calendar8/03/2010Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 509.
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage8/05/2010Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
8/05/2010Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
8/05/2010Amendment SA 4603 proposed by Senator Reid for Senator Pryor.
select this voteVote8/05/2010Amendment SA 4603 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
8/06/2010Message on Senate action sent to the House.
8/09/2010Received in the House.
8/09/2010Held at the desk.
9/28/2010Mr. Markey (MA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
9/28/2010Considered under suspension of the rules.
9/28/2010DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 3304.
select this voteHouse Vote on Passage9/28/2010On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
Presented to President9/28/2010Cleared for White House.
9/28/2010Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Presented to President9/30/2010Presented to President.
Signed10/08/2010Signed by President.
Enacted10/08/2010Became Public Law No: 111-260.
12/22/2010By Senator Rockefeller from Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation filed written report. Report No. 111-386.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
select this voteS. Amdt. 4603Pryor, Mark [D-AR]August 5, 2010Passed by voice vote on August 4, 2010.

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Total contributions given to Senators from Minority/Ethnic Groups, which…

supported this bill

Minority/Ethnic Groups$1,168,572
$1,168,572

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Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.

1 organization supported this bill

Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Technology
Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Technology (2010, August 5). Senate Passes S. 3304 by Unanimous Consent!. Retrieved August 31, 2010, from Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Technology.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from Minority/Ethnic Groups interest groups, January 1, 2005 – December 31, 2010.
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Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$20,490$0Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$5,600$0Yes
John BarrassoRWY$0$0Yes
Max BaucusDMT$2,000$0Yes
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$10,450$0Yes
Mark BegichDAK$10,000$0Yes
Michael BennetDCO$8,900$0Yes
Bob BennettRUT$4,000$0Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$3,000$0Yes
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$0$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$49,950$0Yes
Scott BrownRMA$1,750$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$16,272$0Yes
Sam BrownbackRKS$0$0Yes
Jim BunningRKY$0$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$0$0Yes
Roland BurrisDIL$0$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$26,850$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$27,600$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$0$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$67,100$0Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$0$0Yes
Tom CoburnROK$250$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$0$0Yes
Susan CollinsRME$0$0Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$2,000$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$0$0Yes
John CornynRTX$12,200$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$9,200$0Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$0$0Yes
Chris DoddDCT$17,450$0Yes
Byron DorganDND$0$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$12,350$0Yes
John EnsignRNV$0$0Yes
Mike EnziRWY$0$0Yes
Russ FeingoldDWI$11,450$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$4,750$0Yes
Alan FrankenDMN$26,900$0Yes
Kirsten GillibrandDNY$41,606$0Yes
Carte GoodwinDWV$0$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$18,900$0Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$3,250$0Yes
Judd GreggRNH$0$0Yes
Kay HaganDNC$3,000$0Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$20,930$0Yes
Orrin HatchRUT$0$0Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$2,000$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$2,400$0Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$23,250$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$2,000$0Yes
Mike JohannsRNE$0$0Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$15,248$0Yes
Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0Yes
John KerryDMA$12,300$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$44,263$0Yes
Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$3,400$0Yes
Mary LandrieuDLA$13,550$0Yes
Frank LautenbergDNJ$3,300$0Yes
George LeMieuxRFL$0$0Yes
Patrick LeahyDVT$2,750$0Yes
Carl LevinDMI$20,771$0Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$33,700$0Yes
Blanche LincolnDAR$5,500$0Yes
Dick LugarRIN$15,750$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$17,500$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$14,220$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$23,950$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$76,970$0Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$27,206$0Yes
Barbara MikulskiDMD$7,000$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$15,550$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$23,800$0Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$1,000$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$1,000$0Yes
Mark PryorDAR$7,000$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$47,700$0Yes
Jim RischRID$0$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$0Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$1,000$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$25,228$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$0$0Yes
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$11,228$0Yes
Richard ShelbyRAL$0$0Yes
Olympia SnoweRME$13,100$0Yes
Arlen SpecterDPA$55,070$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$16,550$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$2,400$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$3,400$0Yes
Mark UdallDCO$30,803$0Yes
Tom UdallDNM$43,407$0Yes
David VitterRLA$0$0Yes
George VoinovichROH$0$0Yes
Mark WarnerDVA$46,950$0Yes
Jim WebbDVA$10,460$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$1,000$0Yes
Roger WickerRMS$3,300$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$3,400$0Yes

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$20,490$0Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$5,600$0Yes
John BarrassoRWY$0$0Yes
Max BaucusDMT$2,000$0Yes
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$10,450$0Yes
Mark BegichDAK$10,000$0Yes
Michael BennetDCO$8,900$0Yes
Bob BennettRUT$4,000$0Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$3,000$0Yes
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$0$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$49,950$0Yes
Scott BrownRMA$1,750$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$16,272$0Yes
Sam BrownbackRKS$0$0Yes
Jim BunningRKY$0$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$0$0Yes
Roland BurrisDIL$0$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$26,850$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$27,600$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$0$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$67,100$0Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$0$0Yes
Tom CoburnROK$250$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$0$0Yes
Susan CollinsRME$0$0Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$2,000$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$0$0Yes
John CornynRTX$12,200$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$9,200$0Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$0$0Yes
Chris DoddDCT$17,450$0Yes
Byron DorganDND$0$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$12,350$0Yes
John EnsignRNV$0$0Yes
Mike EnziRWY$0$0Yes
Russ FeingoldDWI$11,450$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$4,750$0Yes
Alan FrankenDMN$26,900$0Yes
Kirsten GillibrandDNY$41,606$0Yes
Carte GoodwinDWV$0$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$18,900$0Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$3,250$0Yes
Judd GreggRNH$0$0Yes
Kay HaganDNC$3,000$0Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$20,930$0Yes
Orrin HatchRUT$0$0Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$2,000$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$2,400$0Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$23,250$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$2,000$0Yes
Mike JohannsRNE$0$0Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$15,248$0Yes
Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0Yes
John KerryDMA$12,300$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$44,263$0Yes
Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$3,400$0Yes
Mary LandrieuDLA$13,550$0Yes
Frank LautenbergDNJ$3,300$0Yes
George LeMieuxRFL$0$0Yes
Patrick LeahyDVT$2,750$0Yes
Carl LevinDMI$20,771$0Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$33,700$0Yes
Blanche LincolnDAR$5,500$0Yes
Dick LugarRIN$15,750$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$17,500$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$14,220$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$23,950$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$76,970$0Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$27,206$0Yes
Barbara MikulskiDMD$7,000$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$15,550$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$23,800$0Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$1,000$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$1,000$0Yes
Mark PryorDAR$7,000$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$47,700$0Yes
Jim RischRID$0$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$0Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$1,000$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$25,228$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$0$0Yes
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$11,228$0Yes
Richard ShelbyRAL$0$0Yes
Olympia SnoweRME$13,100$0Yes
Arlen SpecterDPA$55,070$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$16,550$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$2,400$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$3,400$0Yes
Mark UdallDCO$30,803$0Yes
Tom UdallDNM$43,407$0Yes
David VitterRLA$0$0Yes
George VoinovichROH$0$0Yes
Mark WarnerDVA$46,950$0Yes
Jim WebbDVA$10,460$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$1,000$0Yes
Roger WickerRMS$3,300$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$3,400$0Yes

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Minority/Ethnic Groups$1,168,572

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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