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H.R. 1396: Federal Communications Commission Collaboration Act of 2015

Title: Federal Communications Commission Collaboration Act of 2015

Introduced: Mar 17, 2015 (114th Congress)

Sponsor: (No First Name Found) (No Last Name Found) [-]

Status: Referred to Committee - Referred to the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.

Summary: Federal Communications Commission Collaboration Act of 2015 Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to allow a bipartisan majority of Commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), notwithstanding a specified open meeting provision, to hold a meeting that is closed to the public to discuss official business if: (1) no agency action is taken, (2) each person present is an FCC Commissioner or employee or a member or person on the staff of a joint board or conference to which the FCC has referred a matter, and (3) an attorney from the FCC's Office of General Counsel is present. Defines "bipartisan majority" as a group of at least three Commissioners that includes: (1) for each political party of which any Commissioner is a member, at least one Commissioner who is a member of such political party; and (2) if any Commissioner has no political party affiliation, at least one unaffiliated Commissioner. Requires public disclosure of the meeting, attendees, and matters discussed.

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