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S. 28 - Public Safety Spectrum and Wireless Innovation Act

Science, technology, communications. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide public safety providers an additional 10 megahertz of spectrum to support a national, interoperable wireless broadband network and authorize the Federal Communications Commission to hold incentive auctions to provide funding to support such a network, and for other purposes. (by More
A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide public safety providers an additional 10 megahertz of spectrum to support a national, interoperable wireless broadband network and authorize the Federal Communications Commission to hold incentive auctions to provide funding to support such a network, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
 
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Public Safety Spectrum and Wireless Innovation Act

S. 28 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide public safety providers an additional 10 megahertz of spectrum to support a national, interoperable wireless broadband network and authorize the Federal Communications Commission to hold incentive auctions to provide funding to support such a network, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide public safety providers an additional 10 megahertz of spectrum to support a national, interoperable wireless broadband network and authorize the Federal Communications Commission to hold incentive auctions to provide funding to support such a network, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Public Safety Spectrum and Wireless Innovation Act
Sponsor
John Rockefeller
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Science, technology, communications
  • Advisory bodies
  • Broadcasting, cable, digital technologies
  • Emergency communications systems
  • Government trust funds
  • Licensing and registrations
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Major Actions
Introduced1/25/2011
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced1/25/2011
1/25/2011Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S146)
1/25/2011Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
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Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

25 Organizations Supported and 1 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Public Safety Spectrum and Wireless Innovation Act

25 organizations supported this bill

Alarm Industry Communications Committee
DPO (2011, February 15). Rockefeller's Bill Gains Support of Every Major National Public Safety Organization. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation.
American Public Works Association
DPO (2011, February 15). Rockefeller's Bill Gains Support of Every Major National Public Safety Organization. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation.
Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International
DPO (2011, February 15). Rockefeller's Bill Gains Support of Every Major National Public Safety Organization. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation.
AT&T
DPO (2011, February 15). Rockefeller's Bill Gains Support of Every Major National Public Safety Organization. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation.
Consumer Electronics Association
CEA (2011, June 13). CEA Praises Senate Spectrum Bill . Retrieved June 24, 2011, from Consumer Electronics Association.
Council of State Governments
DPO (2011, February 15). Rockefeller's Bill Gains Support of Every Major National Public Safety Organization. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation.
Fraternal Order of Police
DPO (2011, February 15). Rockefeller's Bill Gains Support of Every Major National Public Safety Organization. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation.
International Association of Chiefs of Police
DPO (2011, February 15). Rockefeller's Bill Gains Support of Every Major National Public Safety Organization. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation.
International Association of Fire Chiefs
DPO (2011, February 15). Rockefeller's Bill Gains Support of Every Major National Public Safety Organization. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation.
Major Cities Chiefs Association
DPO (2011, February 15). Rockefeller's Bill Gains Support of Every Major National Public Safety Organization. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation.
Major County Sheriffs' Association
DPO (2011, February 15). Rockefeller's Bill Gains Support of Every Major National Public Safety Organization. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation.
Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association
DPO (2011, February 15). Rockefeller's Bill Gains Support of Every Major National Public Safety Organization. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation.
National Association of Counties
DPO (2011, February 15). Rockefeller's Bill Gains Support of Every Major National Public Safety Organization. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation.
National Association of Regional Councils
DPO (2011, February 15). Rockefeller's Bill Gains Support of Every Major National Public Safety Organization. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation.
National Association of State EMS Officials
DPO (2011, February 15). Rockefeller's Bill Gains Support of Every Major National Public Safety Organization. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation.
National Conference of State Legislatures
DPO (2011, February 15). Rockefeller's Bill Gains Support of Every Major National Public Safety Organization. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation.
National Emergency Management Association
DPO (2011, February 15). Rockefeller's Bill Gains Support of Every Major National Public Safety Organization. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation.
National Emergency Number Association
DPO (2011, February 15). Rockefeller's Bill Gains Support of Every Major National Public Safety Organization. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation.
National Governors Association
DPO (2011, February 15). Rockefeller's Bill Gains Support of Every Major National Public Safety Organization. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation.
National League of Cities
DPO (2011, February 15). Rockefeller's Bill Gains Support of Every Major National Public Safety Organization. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation.
National Sheriffs' Association
DPO (2011, February 15). Rockefeller's Bill Gains Support of Every Major National Public Safety Organization. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation.
Public Knowledge
WIA (2011, June 8). Senate Panel Clears More Spectrum for Public Safety. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from Wireless Innovation Alliance.
Public Safety Alliance
DPO (2011, February 15). Rockefeller's Bill Gains Support of Every Major National Public Safety Organization. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation.
U.S. Conference of Mayors
DPO (2011, February 15). Rockefeller's Bill Gains Support of Every Major National Public Safety Organization. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation.
Verizon Communications
DPO (2011, February 15). Rockefeller's Bill Gains Support of Every Major National Public Safety Organization. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation.

1 organization opposed this bill

Rural Cellular Association
RCA (2011, January 25). Rockefeller’s Public Safety Spectrum and Wireless Innovation Act Must Include True Interoperability. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from Rural Cellular Association.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 112th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2012.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$3,500$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$127,150$14,700
Kelly AyotteRNH$107,508$21,833
John BarrassoRWY$92,750$8,500
Max BaucusDMT$181,000$38,000
Mark BegichDAK$134,847$11,500
Michael BennetDCO$289,163$15,900
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$17,983$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$85,050$7,750
Roy BluntRMO$255,958$61,300
John BoozmanRAR$79,700$1,000
Barbara BoxerDCA$250,240$61,378
Scott BrownRMA$284,942$12,850
Sherrod BrownDOH$151,376$5,500
Richard BurrRNC$108,625$16,400
Maria CantwellDWA$97,316$7,900
Ben CardinDMD$76,725$25,499
Tom CarperDDE$90,934$22,000
Bob CaseyDPA$132,491$7,500
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$147,751$14,800
Daniel CoatsRIN$51,450$2,000
Tom CoburnROK$29,150$10,750
William Thad CochranRMS$56,900$9,800
Susan CollinsRME$146,631$11,500
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$12,000$0
Chris CoonsDDE$60,221$7,000
Bob CorkerRTN$249,530$19,900
John CornynRTX$182,325$14,750
Mike CrapoRID$58,110$4,000
Jim DeMintRSC$65,400$32,500
Dick DurbinDIL$152,781$35,900
John EnsignRNV$16,500$3,500
Mike EnziRWY$26,000$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$116,534$12,250
Alan FrankenDMN$115,109$7,300
Kirsten GillibrandDNY$295,442$30,550
Lindsey GrahamRSC$105,114$3,000
Chuck GrassleyRIA$95,548$6,500
Kay HaganDNC$71,000$9,400
Tom HarkinDIA$95,210$2,000
Orrin HatchRUT$116,900$18,000
John HoevenRND$89,200$1,000
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$16,550$1,000
Jim InhofeROK$90,750$4,500
Dan InouyeDHI$132,600$22,500
Johnny IsaksonRGA$167,561$12,500
Mike JohannsRNE$163,584$75,150
Ron JohnsonRWI$58,901$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$72,236$10,500
John KerryDMA$79,450$25,500
Mark KirkRIL$158,626$4,500
Amy KlobucharDMN$173,591$23,850
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$13,875$2,500
Mary LandrieuDLA$196,477$8,000
Frank LautenbergDNJ$86,366$12,300
Patrick LeahyDVT$69,400$7,000
Mike LeeRUT$91,250$4,750
Carl LevinDMI$127,110$1,250
Joe LiebermanICT$26,500$1,000
Dick LugarRIN$86,420$0
Joe ManchinDWV$140,650$15,000
John McCainRAZ$126,360$17,400
Claire McCaskillDMO$270,280$42,525
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$381,663$39,500
Bob MenéndezDNJ$356,955$23,000
Jeff MerkleyDOR$99,638$4,750
Barbara MikulskiDMD$69,800$12,300
Jerry MoranRKS$149,350$14,500
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$104,050$3,000
Patty MurrayDWA$262,875$22,550
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$66,850$-1,000
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$243,420$33,050
Rand PaulRKY$51,370$1,200
Rob PortmanROH$151,958$9,250
Mark PryorDAR$156,700$53,550
John "Jack" ReedDRI$67,556$3,000
Harry ReidDNV$301,450$77,100
Jim RischRID$61,964$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$100,000$20,210
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$207,900$58,000
Marco RubioRFL$166,515$7,250
Bernie SandersIVT$24,350$400
Chuck SchumerDNY$147,200$29,000
Jeff SessionsRAL$74,310$4,600
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$103,220$2,300
Richard ShelbyRAL$54,275$4,000
Olympia SnoweRME$124,050$36,000
Debbie StabenowDMI$89,650$15,500
Jon TesterDMT$163,430$8,250
John ThuneRSD$137,894$33,950
Patrick ToomeyRPA$130,035$9,800
Mark UdallDCO$233,577$30,100
Tom UdallDNM$134,307$5,500
David VitterRLA$127,200$12,500
Mark WarnerDVA$299,716$71,050
Jim WebbDVA$19,200$5,000
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$71,437$11,600
Roger WickerRMS$200,467$56,600
Ron WydenDOR$119,149$32,800

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
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$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$3,500$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$127,150$14,700
Kelly AyotteRNH$107,508$21,833
John BarrassoRWY$92,750$8,500
Max BaucusDMT$181,000$38,000
Mark BegichDAK$134,847$11,500
Michael BennetDCO$289,163$15,900
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$17,983$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$85,050$7,750
Roy BluntRMO$255,958$61,300
John BoozmanRAR$79,700$1,000
Barbara BoxerDCA$250,240$61,378
Scott BrownRMA$284,942$12,850
Sherrod BrownDOH$151,376$5,500
Richard BurrRNC$108,625$16,400
Maria CantwellDWA$97,316$7,900
Ben CardinDMD$76,725$25,499
Tom CarperDDE$90,934$22,000
Bob CaseyDPA$132,491$7,500
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$147,751$14,800
Daniel CoatsRIN$51,450$2,000
Tom CoburnROK$29,150$10,750
William Thad CochranRMS$56,900$9,800
Susan CollinsRME$146,631$11,500
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$12,000$0
Chris CoonsDDE$60,221$7,000
Bob CorkerRTN$249,530$19,900
John CornynRTX$182,325$14,750
Mike CrapoRID$58,110$4,000
Jim DeMintRSC$65,400$32,500
Dick DurbinDIL$152,781$35,900
John EnsignRNV$16,500$3,500
Mike EnziRWY$26,000$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$116,534$12,250
Alan FrankenDMN$115,109$7,300
Kirsten GillibrandDNY$295,442$30,550
Lindsey GrahamRSC$105,114$3,000
Chuck GrassleyRIA$95,548$6,500
Kay HaganDNC$71,000$9,400
Tom HarkinDIA$95,210$2,000
Orrin HatchRUT$116,900$18,000
John HoevenRND$89,200$1,000
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$16,550$1,000
Jim InhofeROK$90,750$4,500
Dan InouyeDHI$132,600$22,500
Johnny IsaksonRGA$167,561$12,500
Mike JohannsRNE$163,584$75,150
Ron JohnsonRWI$58,901$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$72,236$10,500
John KerryDMA$79,450$25,500
Mark KirkRIL$158,626$4,500
Amy KlobucharDMN$173,591$23,850
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$13,875$2,500
Mary LandrieuDLA$196,477$8,000
Frank LautenbergDNJ$86,366$12,300
Patrick LeahyDVT$69,400$7,000
Mike LeeRUT$91,250$4,750
Carl LevinDMI$127,110$1,250
Joe LiebermanICT$26,500$1,000
Dick LugarRIN$86,420$0
Joe ManchinDWV$140,650$15,000
John McCainRAZ$126,360$17,400
Claire McCaskillDMO$270,280$42,525
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$381,663$39,500
Bob MenéndezDNJ$356,955$23,000
Jeff MerkleyDOR$99,638$4,750
Barbara MikulskiDMD$69,800$12,300
Jerry MoranRKS$149,350$14,500
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$104,050$3,000
Patty MurrayDWA$262,875$22,550
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$66,850$-1,000
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$243,420$33,050
Rand PaulRKY$51,370$1,200
Rob PortmanROH$151,958$9,250
Mark PryorDAR$156,700$53,550
John "Jack" ReedDRI$67,556$3,000
Harry ReidDNV$301,450$77,100
Jim RischRID$61,964$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$100,000$20,210
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$207,900$58,000
Marco RubioRFL$166,515$7,250
Bernie SandersIVT$24,350$400
Chuck SchumerDNY$147,200$29,000
Jeff SessionsRAL$74,310$4,600
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$103,220$2,300
Richard ShelbyRAL$54,275$4,000
Olympia SnoweRME$124,050$36,000
Debbie StabenowDMI$89,650$15,500
Jon TesterDMT$163,430$8,250
John ThuneRSD$137,894$33,950
Patrick ToomeyRPA$130,035$9,800
Mark UdallDCO$233,577$30,100
Tom UdallDNM$134,307$5,500
David VitterRLA$127,200$12,500
Mark WarnerDVA$299,716$71,050
Jim WebbDVA$19,200$5,000
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$71,437$11,600
Roger WickerRMS$200,467$56,600
Ron WydenDOR$119,149$32,800

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Civil servant/public employee$3,650,557
Telephone utilities$3,267,581
Public works, industrial & commercial construction$3,135,430
Telecommunications$1,036,991
Security services$642,622
Police & firefighters unions & associations$588,700
Communications & Electronics$181,850
Public official (elected or appointed)$19,601
Consumer groups$750
Municipal & county government organizations$0

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Cellular systems and equipment$1,637,795
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