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Bridging the Tribal Digital Divide Act of 2020

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116TH CONGRESS 
2D SESSION H. R. 5850 

To expedite and streamline the deployment of affordable broadband service 
on Tribal land, and for other purposes. 

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 

FEBRUARY 11, 2020 
Mr. GALLEGO (for himself, Ms. HAALAND, Mr. COLE, Mr. HUFFMAN, Ms. 

MOORE, Mr. KILMER, Mr. LUJÁN, and Mr. CASE) introduced the fol-
lowing bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Com-
merce, and in addition to the Committees on Agriculture, and Natural 
Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, 
in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the juris-
diction of the committee concerned 

A BILL 
To expedite and streamline the deployment of affordable 
broadband service on Tribal land, and for other purposes. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-1

tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, 2

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS. 3

(a) SHORT TITLE.—This Act may be cited as the 4

‘‘Bridging the Tribal Digital Divide Act of 2020’’. 5

(b) TABLE OF CONTENTS.—The table of contents for 6

this Act is as follows: 7

Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents. 
Sec. 2. Definitions. 

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TITLE I—INTERAGENCY COORDINATION PROGRAM 

Sec. 101. Purpose. 
Sec. 102. Interagency working group. 
Sec. 103. Tribal broadband deployment plan. 
Sec. 104. Streamlined applications for support. 
Sec. 105. Tribal Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee. 

TITLE II—TRIBAL SET-ASIDE 

Sec. 201. Rural Utilities Service. 
Sec. 202. Universal Service Fund. 

TITLE III—UNIVERSAL SERVICE ON TRIBAL LAND 

Sec. 301. Universal service on Tribal land. 

TITLE IV—TRIBAL BROADBAND FACTOR 

Sec. 401. Tribal broadband factor. 

TITLE V—BROADBAND RIGHTS-OF-WAY 

Sec. 501. Pilot program for Tribal grant of rights-of-way for broadband facili-
ties. 

SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS. 1

In this Act: 2

(1) ADMINISTRATOR.—The term ‘‘Adminis-3

trator’’ means the Administrator of the Rural Utili-4

ties Service. 5

(2) ASSISTANT SECRETARY.—The term ‘‘Assist-6

ant Secretary’’ means the Assistant Secretary of 7

Commerce for Communications and Information. 8

(3) BROADBAND; BROADBAND SERVICE.—The 9

term ‘‘broadband’’ or ‘‘broadband service’’ has the 10

meaning given the term ‘‘broadband internet access 11

service’’ in section 8.1 of title 47, Code of Federal 12

Regulations, or any successor regulation. 13

(4) COMMISSION.—The term ‘‘Commission’’ 14

means the Federal Communications Commission. 15

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(5) INDIAN TRIBE.—The term ‘‘Indian Tribe’’ 1

has the meaning given the term in section 3 of the 2

Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 153), as 3

amended by section 301 of this Act. 4

(6) TRIBAL BROADBAND BENCHMARK.—The 5

term ‘‘Tribal broadband benchmark’’ means the 6

minimum acceptable level of broadband service on 7

Tribal land, which shall consist of— 8

(A) speed that is not slower than the speed 9

required for the service to qualify as an ad-10

vanced telecommunications capability, as that 11

term is defined in section 706(d) of the Tele-12

communications Act of 1996 (47 U.S.C. 13

1302(d)), as of the date on which that speed is 14

measured; and 15

(B) network round trip latency that is at 16

or below 100 milliseconds for not less than 95 17

percent of all peak period measurements of net-18

work round trip latency. 19

(7) TRIBAL ENTITY.—The term ‘‘Tribal entity’’ 20

has the meaning given the term in section 3 of the 21

Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 153), as 22

amended by section 301 of this Act. 23

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(8) TRIBAL GOVERNMENT.—The term ‘‘Tribal 1

government’’ means the governing body of a Tribal 2

entity. 3

(9) TRIBAL LAND.—The term ‘‘Tribal land’’ 4

has the meaning given the term in section 3 of the 5

Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 153), as 6

amended by section 301 of this Act. 7

(10) UNDERSERVED TRIBAL ENTITY.— 8

(A) IN GENERAL.—The term ‘‘underserved 9

Tribal entity’’ means a Tribal entity, the Tribal 10

land of which— 11

(i) lacks affordable broadband service; 12

or 13

(ii) has subscription rates for 14

broadband service that are below 80 per-15

cent, as determined by the Commission. 16

(B) ASSOCIATED DEFINITION.—In this 17

paragraph, the term ‘‘affordable broadband 18

service’’ means broadband service on Tribal 19

land, the rates for which are not more than the 20

average rates charged for broadband service in 21

the 5 nearest municipalities to that Tribal land 22

that have a population of more than 10,000 in-23

dividuals, as determined by the Commission. 24

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(11) WORKING GROUP.—The term ‘‘Working 1

Group’’ means the Tribal Broadband Interagency 2

Working Group established under section 102. 3

TITLE I—INTERAGENCY 4
COORDINATION PROGRAM 5

SEC. 101. PURPOSE. 6

The purpose of this title is to— 7

(1) expedite and streamline the deployment of 8

affordable broadband service on Tribal land through 9

the coordination of grants or other financial assist-10

ance; 11

(2) improve the effectiveness of Federal assist-12

ance in meeting the obligation of the Commission to 13

ensure universal availability of broadband networks 14

to all people of the United States, including individ-15

uals living on Tribal land; and 16

(3) ensure the preservation and protection of 17

self-governance, economic opportunity, health, edu-18

cation, public safety, and welfare of Tribal entities. 19

SEC. 102. INTERAGENCY WORKING GROUP. 20

(a) ESTABLISHMENT.—The Assistant Secretary and 21

the Secretary of Agriculture shall jointly establish a work-22

ing group to be known as the ‘‘Tribal Broadband Inter-23

agency Working Group’’ to carry out the duties described 24

in subsection (c). 25

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(b) ADMINISTRATION.— 1

(1) CHAIRS.—The Assistant Secretary and the 2

Administrator shall serve as co-chairs of the Work-3

ing Group. 4

(2) MEMBERSHIP; STAFFING.—The Assistant 5

Secretary and the Administrator, in consultation 6

with the Tribal Broadband Deployment Advisory 7

Committee established under section 105, shall de-8

termine the membership and staffing of the Working 9

Group. 10

(c) DUTIES.—The Working Group shall— 11

(1)(A) serve as a forum for improving coordina-12

tion across Federal broadband programs that are 13

available to Tribal entities; 14

(B) reduce regulatory barriers to broadband de-15

ployment on Tribal land; 16

(C) promote awareness of the value and avail-17

ability of Federal support for broadband deployment 18

on Tribal land; and 19

(D) develop common Federal goals, perform-20

ance measures, and plans to deploy affordable 21

broadband to Tribal land; 22

(2) not later than 1 year after the date of en-23

actment of this Act, and biennially thereafter, issue 24

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a strategic plan regarding Tribal broadband deploy-1

ment activities, priorities, and objectives; 2

(3) promote coordination of the activities of 3

Federal agencies on Tribal broadband deployment 4

activities, including the activities of— 5

(A) the Department of Agriculture; 6

(B) the Department of Commerce; 7

(C) the Department of Education; 8

(D) the Department of Health and Human 9

Services; 10

(E) the Department of Housing and Urban 11

Development; 12

(F) the Department of the Interior; 13

(G) the Department of Labor; 14

(H) the Commission; 15

(I) the Institute of Museum and Library 16

Services; and 17

(J) any other Federal agency that the 18

Working Group considers appropriate; 19

(4) provide technical assistance for the develop-20

ment of Tribal broadband deployment plans to meet 21

the Tribal broadband benchmark; 22

(5) under section 104, develop a streamlined 23

and standardized application process for grants and 24

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other financial assistance to advance the deployment 1

of broadband on Tribal land; 2

(6) promote information exchange between Fed-3

eral agencies— 4

(A) to identify and document Federal and 5

non-Federal programs and funding opportuni-6

ties that support Tribal broadband deployment; 7

and 8

(B) if practicable, to leverage existing pro-9

grams by encouraging joint solicitations, block 10

grants, and matching programs with non-Fed-11

eral entities; and 12

(7) develop a standardized form that identifies 13

all applicable Federal statutory provisions, regula-14

tions, policies, or procedures that the Working 15

Group determines are necessary to adhere to in 16

order to implement a Tribal broadband deployment 17

plan. 18

SEC. 103. TRIBAL BROADBAND DEPLOYMENT PLAN. 19

(a) IDENTIFICATION OF UNDERSERVED TRIBAL EN-20

TITIES.—Not later than 180 days after the date of enact-21

ment of this Act, the Chairman of the Commission, in co-22

ordination with the Secretary of the Interior, shall identify 23

each underserved Tribal entity and publish a list of such 24

entities in the Federal Register. 25

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(b) NOTICE TO UNDERSERVED TRIBAL ENTITIES.— 1

Not later than 30 days after the date on which the list 2

is published in the Federal Register under subsection (a), 3

the Working Group shall send notice to each underserved 4

Tribal entity on the list inviting the entity to request tech-5

nical assistance for the development of a Tribal broadband 6

deployment plan under this section. 7

(c) TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE.—At the request of an 8

underserved Tribal entity, the Working Group shall pro-9

vide the entity with technical assistance to facilitate the 10

development, adoption, and deployment of a Tribal broad-11

band development plan detailing the current and projected 12

efforts of the entity to meet the Tribal broadband bench-13

mark. 14

(d) PLAN ELEMENTS.—Each Tribal broadband de-15

ployment plan developed under this section shall— 16

(1) describe a comprehensive strategy identi-17

fying the full range of options to meet the Tribal 18

broadband benchmark; 19

(2) describe all available Federal programs that 20

are available to assist the applicable underserved 21

Tribal entity in meeting the Tribal broadband 22

benchmark; 23

(3) describe the way in which Federal program 24

activities and funds shall be integrated, consolidated, 25

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and delivered to the applicable underserved Tribal 1

entity to meet the Tribal broadband benchmark; 2

(4) describe the results expected from imple-3

menting the plan, including the expected number of 4

additional households or participants that would be 5

served due to the implementation of the plan; 6

(5) identify the projected non-Federal expendi-7

tures under the plan; 8

(6) identify any agency of the applicable under-9

served Tribal entity that will be involved in the deliv-10

ery of the services integrated under the plan; 11

(7) identify all applicable Federal, State, and 12

Tribal statutory provisions, regulations, policies, or 13

procedures that the Working Group determines are 14

necessary to adhere to in order to implement the 15

plan; 16

(8) identify opportunities for the applicable un-17

derserved Tribal entity to purchase spectrum; and 18

(9) identify— 19

(A) deployment obstacles; and 20

(B) activities that are necessary to ensure 21

access to affordable broadband, including dig-22

ital literacy training, technical support, privacy 23

and cybersecurity expertise, or other end-user 24

technology needs. 25

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(e) PROMOTING BROADBAND AVAILABILITY.—The 1

Working Group shall work in partnership with State, local, 2

and Tribal governments, and consumer and industry 3

groups, to promote broadband availability to each under-4

served Tribal entity, including consumers in rural and 5

high-cost areas that are adjacent to Tribal land. 6

(f) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—There is 7

authorized to be appropriated to the Working Group to 8

carry out section 102 and this section $5,000,000 for each 9

of fiscal years 2020 through 2025, to remain available 10

until expended. 11

SEC. 104. STREAMLINED APPLICATIONS FOR SUPPORT. 12

(a) AGENCY CONSULTATION.—The Assistant Sec-13

retary shall consult with each Federal agency that offers 14

a Federal broadband support program to Tribal entities 15

to streamline and standardize the application process for 16

grants or other financial assistance under the program. 17

(b) AGENCY STREAMLINING.—A Federal agency that 18

offers a Federal broadband support program to Tribal en-19

tities shall amend the application for broadband support 20

from the program, to the extent practicable and as nec-21

essary, in order to streamline and standardize applications 22

for Federal broadband support programs across the Fed-23

eral Government. 24

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(c) SINGLE APPLICATION.—To the greatest extent 1

practicable, the Assistant Secretary shall seek to create 2

1 application that may be submitted to apply for support 3

from all Federal broadband support programs. 4

(d) CENTRAL WEBSITE.—Not later than 180 days 5

after the date of enactment of this Act, the Assistant Sec-6

retary shall create a central website through which a po-7

tential applicant can learn about and apply for support 8

from any Federal broadband support program. 9

SEC. 105. TRIBAL BROADBAND DEPLOYMENT ADVISORY 10

COMMITTEE. 11

(a) ESTABLISHMENT.—There is established the Trib-12

al Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (referred 13

to in this section as the ‘‘Committee’’). 14

(b) PURPOSES; SCOPE OF ACTIVITIES.— 15

(1) PURPOSES.—The purposes of the Com-16

mittee are— 17

(A) to make recommendations to Congress 18

regarding how to accelerate the deployment of 19

broadband service on Tribal land by— 20

(i) reducing or removing statutory and 21

regulatory barriers to investment in broad-22

band infrastructure; and 23

(ii) strengthening existing broadband 24

networks on Tribal land; and 25

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(B) to provide an effective means for Trib-1

al entities to engage with governmental entities 2

and professionals with expertise and back-3

grounds in broadband, telecommunications, in-4

formation technology, and infrastructure de-5

ployment and adoption in the areas covered by 6

the Committee to exchange ideas and develop 7

recommendations to Congress regarding the de-8

ployment of broadband on Tribal land. 9

(2) CONSIDERATION OF ISSUES.—The Com-10

mittee may consider issues that include— 11

(A) measures to prepare for, respond to, 12

and recover from disasters that impact broad-13

band networks; 14

(B) new ways of encouraging deployment 15

of broadband infrastructure and services on 16

Tribal land; and 17

(C) other ways to accelerate the deploy-18

ment of broadband infrastructure to Tribal 19

land. 20

(c) DUTIES.—The Committee shall provide rec-21

ommendations to Congress on issues relating to the de-22

ployment of broadband on Tribal land. 23

(d) MEMBERSHIP.— 24

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(1) IN GENERAL.—The Committee shall consist 1

of 16 voluntary representatives as follows: 2

(A) Twelve authorized representatives of 3

Tribal governments, each of whom shall rep-4

resent a different Bureau of Indian Affairs re-5

gion. 6

(B) Four authorized representatives of 7

Tribal governments, each of whom shall serve 8

as an at-large representative. 9

(2) QUALIFICATIONS.—Each member of the 10

Committee described in paragraph (1) shall— 11

(A) be an elected Tribal official or author-12

ized representative of an elected Tribal official; 13

(B) act in the official capacity of the mem-14

ber as an elected official of the entity; 15

(C) have the authority to participate on be-16

half of the Tribe; and 17

(D) be qualified to represent the views of 18

all Tribal entities located in the region of the 19

Bureau of Indian Affairs represented by the 20

member. 21

(3) CHAIR.—The Assistant Secretary shall ap-22

point a Chair of the Committee, who shall— 23

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(A) approve or call all of the meetings of 1

the Committee and subcommittees of the Com-2

mittee; 3

(B) prepare and approve all meeting agen-4

das; 5

(C) attend all Committee and subcommit-6

tee meetings; 7

(D) adjourn any meeting when the Chair 8

determines that adjournment to be in the public 9

interest; and 10

(E) chair meetings when directed to do so 11

by the Assistant Secretary. 12

(e) MEETINGS.— 13

(1) FREQUENCY.—The Committee shall meet 14

not less frequently than 3 times per year. 15

(2) TRANSPARENCY.—The meetings of the 16

Committee shall be open to the public and timely no-17

tice of each such meeting shall be published— 18

(A) in the Federal Register; and 19

(B) through other appropriate methods. 20

(f) SUPPORT.— 21

(1) FACILITIES AND STAFF.—The Assistant 22

Secretary shall provide the facilities and support 23

staff necessary to conduct meetings of the Com-24

mittee. 25

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(2) COMPENSATION.—A member of the Com-1

mittee shall serve without any compensation from 2

the Federal Government. 3

(3) TRAVEL EXPENSES.—A member of the 4

Committee shall be allowed travel expenses, includ-5

ing per diem in lieu of subsistence, at rates author-6

ized for an employee of an agency under subchapter 7

I of chapter 57 of title 5, United States Code, while 8

away from the home or regular place of business of 9

the member in the performance of the duties of the 10

Committee. 11

TITLE II—TRIBAL SET-ASIDE 12
SEC. 201. RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE. 13

(a) TRIBAL SET-ASIDE.—Notwithstanding any other 14

provision of law, effective beginning in fiscal year 2020 15

and for each fiscal year thereafter, the Secretary of Agri-16

culture (referred to in this section as the ‘‘Secretary’’) 17

shall set aside for broadband adoption and deployment on 18

Tribal land not less than 20 percent of the amounts made 19

available for that fiscal year for each of the following: 20

(1) The Telecommunications Infrastructure 21

Loan and Loan Guarantee Program established 22

under the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 (7 23

U.S.C. 901 et seq.). 24

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(2) The initiative under section 306F of that 1

Act (7 U.S.C. 936f). 2

(3) The Community Connect Grant Program 3

established under section 604 of that Act (7 U.S.C. 4

950bb–3). 5

(4) Financial assistance under chapter 1 of sub-6

title D of title XXIII of the Food, Agriculture, Con-7

servation, and Trade Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 950aaa 8

et seq.), under section 2335A of that Act (7 U.S.C. 9

950aaa–5). 10

(5) The broadband loan and grant pilot pro-11

gram described in section 779 of division A of the 12

Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (Public Law 13

115–141). 14

(b) COMMUNITY CONNECT GRANT PROGRAM.— 15

(1) DEFINITION OF ELIGIBLE ENTITY.—Section 16

604(a)(3) of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 17

(7 U.S.C. 950bb–3(a)(3)) is amended— 18

(A) in subparagraph (A)(i)(II), by striking 19

‘‘or Tribal organization’’ and inserting ‘‘, Tribal 20

organization, or Indian-owned business (as de-21

fined in section 3 of the Native American Busi-22

ness Development, Trade Promotion, and Tour-23

ism Act of 2000 (25 U.S.C. 4302))’’; and 24

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(B) in subparagraph (B)(ii), by inserting 1

‘‘, unless the partnership is an Indian-owned 2

business (as defined in section 3 of the Native 3

American Business Development, Trade Pro-4

motion, and Tourism Act of 2000 (25 U.S.C. 5

4302))’’ before the period at the end. 6

(2) EXEMPTION FROM MATCHING FUNDS RE-7

QUIREMENT.—Section 604(e)(1) of the Rural Elec-8

trification Act of 1936 (7 U.S.C. 950bb–3(e)(1)) is 9

amended by inserting ‘‘(other than an underserved 10

Tribal entity (as defined in section 2 of the Bridging 11

the Tribal Digital Divide Act of 2020))’’ after ‘‘eligi-12

ble entity’’. 13

(3) EXEMPTION FROM APPLICATION REQUIRE-14

MENTS.—Section 604(f) of the Rural Electrification 15

Act of 1936 (7 U.S.C. 950bb–3(f)) is amended by 16

adding at the end the following: 17

‘‘(3) EXEMPTIONS FOR TRIBAL ENTITIES.— 18

Notwithstanding paragraphs (1) and (2), the Sec-19

retary shall not require a Tribal entity (as defined 20

in section 2 of the Bridging the Tribal Digital Di-21

vide Act of 2020) to submit a system design de-22

scribed in subsection (d) of section 1739.15 of title 23

7, Code of Federal Regulations (or successor regula-24

tions), or financial information described in sub-25

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section (h)(2) of that section, to be eligible to receive 1

a grant under the Program.’’. 2

(c) BROADBAND LOAN AND GRANT PILOT PRO-3

GRAM.— 4

(1) IN GENERAL.—Notwithstanding any other 5

provision of law, a Tribal entity shall be considered 6

to be eligible for funding under the broadband loan 7

and grant pilot program described in section 779 of 8

division A of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 9

2018 (Public Law 115–141; 132 Stat. 399). 10

(2) EXEMPTIONS.—The Secretary of Agri-11

culture shall exempt underserved Tribal entities 12

from the application requirements under the pilot 13

program described in paragraph (1)— 14

(A) to submit a network design; and 15

(B) to provide a matching contribution 16

equal to 25 percent of the overall cost of the 17

project. 18

SEC. 202. UNIVERSAL SERVICE FUND. 19

(a) UNIVERSAL SERVICE GENERALLY.—Not later 20

than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, 21

the Commission shall promulgate regulations under which 22

the Commission, on and after the effective date of the reg-23

ulations, shall— 24

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(1) set aside 5 percent of the amounts allocated 1

for each Federal universal service support program 2

established under section 254 of the Communica-3

tions Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 254), including each 4

program carried out under subparts D through G 5

and J through M of part 54 of title 47, Code of 6

Federal Regulations, or any successor regulations; 7

and 8

(2) with respect to the amount set aside from 9

each program under paragraph (1), distribute that 10

amount for the purpose of expanding access to 11

broadband service on Tribal land, in accordance with 12

the otherwise applicable requirements of the pro-13

gram. 14

(b) LIFELINE PROGRAM.— 15

(1) INITIAL INCREASE IN TRIBAL LAND SUP-16

PORT AMOUNT.—For the first 12-month period be-17

ginning 2 years after the date of enactment of this 18

Act, in the case of Tribal land pertaining to a Tribal 19

entity that has not met the Tribal broadband bench-20

mark, the Commission shall increase the monthly 21

cap on additional Federal lifeline support made 22

available to an eligible telecommunications carrier 23

providing Lifeline service to an eligible resident of 24

that Tribal land under section 54.403(a)(3) of title 25

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47, Code of Federal Regulations, or any successor 1

regulation, by $10. 2

(2) ANNUAL INCREASE.—For each subsequent 3

12-month period after the 12-month period de-4

scribed in paragraph (1), in the case of Tribal land 5

pertaining to a Tribal entity that has not met the 6

Tribal broadband benchmark, the Commission shall 7

increase the monthly cap described in that para-8

graph by an additional $10. 9

TITLE III—UNIVERSAL SERVICE 10
ON TRIBAL LAND 11

SEC. 301. UNIVERSAL SERVICE ON TRIBAL LAND. 12

(a) DEFINITIONS.—Section 3 of the Communications 13

Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 153) is amended— 14

(1) by redesignating paragraphs (58) and (59) 15

as paragraphs (62) and (63), respectively; 16

(2) by redesignating paragraphs (35) through 17

(57) as paragraphs (37) through (59), respectively; 18

(3) by redesignating paragraphs (24) through 19

(34) as paragraphs (25) through (35), respectively; 20

(4) by inserting after paragraph (23) the fol-21

lowing: 22

‘‘(24) INDIAN TRIBE.—The term ‘Indian Tribe’ 23

has the meaning given the term ‘Indian tribe’ in sec-24

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tion 4 of the Indian Self-Determination and Edu-1

cation Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 5304).’’; 2

(5) by inserting after paragraph (35), as so re-3

designated, the following: 4

‘‘(36) NATIVE HAWAIIAN.—The term ‘Native 5

Hawaiian’ has the meaning given the term in section 6

801 of the Native American Housing Assistance and 7

Self-Determination Act of 1996 (25 U.S.C. 4221).’’; 8

and 9

(6) by inserting after paragraph (59), as so re-10

designated, the following: 11

‘‘(60) TRIBAL ENTITY.—The term ‘Tribal enti-12

ty’— 13

‘‘(A) means an Indian Tribe; and 14

‘‘(B) includes a Native Hawaiian commu-15

nity. 16

‘‘(61) TRIBAL LAND.—The term ‘Tribal land’ 17

means— 18

‘‘(A) any land located within the bound-19

aries of— 20

‘‘(i) an Indian reservation, pueblo, or 21

rancheria; or 22

‘‘(ii) a former reservation within Okla-23

homa; 24

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‘‘(B) any land not located within the 1

boundaries of an Indian reservation, pueblo, or 2

rancheria, the title to which is held— 3

‘‘(i) in trust by the United States for 4

the benefit of an Indian Tribe or an indi-5

vidual Indian; 6

‘‘(ii) by an Indian Tribe or an indi-7

vidual Indian, subject to restriction against 8

alienation under laws of the United States; 9

or 10

‘‘(iii) by a dependent Indian commu-11

nity; 12

‘‘(C) any land located within a region es-13

tablished pursuant to section 7(a) of the Alaska 14

Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 15

1606(a)); 16

‘‘(D) Hawaiian Home Lands, as defined in 17

section 801 of the Native American Housing 18

Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 19

(25 U.S.C. 4221); or 20

‘‘(E) those areas or communities des-21

ignated by the Assistant Secretary of Indian 22

Affairs of the Department of the Interior that 23

are near, adjacent, or contiguous to reserva-24

tions where financial assistance and social serv-25

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ice programs are provided to Indians because of 1

their status as Indians.’’. 2

(b) UNIVERSAL SERVICE.—Section 254(b)(3) of the 3

Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 254(b)(3)) is 4

amended— 5

(1) by striking ‘‘and those’’ and inserting ‘‘, 6

consumers’’; and 7

(2) inserting after ‘‘high cost areas,’’ the fol-8

lowing: ‘‘and consumers on Tribal land and in areas 9

with high populations of Indians (as defined in sec-10

tion 19 of the Act of June 18, 1934 (commonly 11

known as the ‘Indian Reorganization Act’) (25 12

U.S.C. 5129)), or Native Hawaiians (as defined in 13

section 801 of the Native American Housing Assist-14

ance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (25 U.S.C. 15

4221)),’’. 16

(c) TECHNICAL AND CONFORMING AMENDMENT.— 17

Section 271(c)(1)(A) of the Communications Act of 1934 18

(47 U.S.C. 271(c)(1)(A)) is amended, in the first sen-19

tence, by striking ‘‘section 3(47)(A)’’ and inserting ‘‘sec-20

tion 3(56)(A)’’. 21

TITLE IV—TRIBAL BROADBAND 22
FACTOR 23

SEC. 401. TRIBAL BROADBAND FACTOR. 24

The Commission shall conduct a rulemaking to— 25

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(1) increase Connect America Fund Broadband 1

Loop Support under subpart K of part 54 of title 2

47, Code of Federal Regulations (or any successor 3

regulation), available to rate-of-return carriers serv-4

ing Tribal lands by reducing the funding threshold 5

of $42 per month per line by 25 percent; and 6

(2) increase High Cost Loop Support under 7

subpart M of part 54 of title 47, Code of Federal 8

Regulations (or any successor regulation), available 9

to rate-of-return carriers serving Tribal lands by in-10

creasing— 11

(A) the eligible costs expense adjustment 12

under section 54.1310(a)(1) of that title from 13

65 percent to 81.25 percent; and 14

(B) the eligible costs expense adjustment 15

under section 54.1310(a)(2) of that title from 16

75 percent to 93.75 percent. 17

TITLE V—BROADBAND RIGHTS- 18
OF-WAY 19

SEC. 501. PILOT PROGRAM FOR TRIBAL GRANT OF RIGHTS- 20

OF-WAY FOR BROADBAND FACILITIES. 21

(a) DEFINITIONS.—In this section: 22

(1) PROGRAM.—The term ‘‘program’’ means 23

the Tribal Broadband Right-of-Way Pilot Program 24

established under subsection (b)(1). 25

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(2) SECRETARY.—The term ‘‘Secretary’’ means 1

the Secretary of the Interior. 2

(b) PILOT PROGRAM.— 3

(1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary shall establish 4

a pilot program, to be known as the ‘‘Tribal 5

Broadband Right-of-Way Pilot Program’’, under 6

which the Secretary shall delegate to the Indian 7

Tribes selected under paragraph (3) the authority 8

under the first section of the Act of February 5, 9

1948 (62 Stat. 17, chapter 45; 25 U.S.C. 323) to 10

grant rights-of-way described in paragraph (2) over 11

and across Tribal land. 12

(2) RIGHT-OF-WAY DESCRIBED.—A right-of- 13

way referred to in paragraph (1) is a right-of-way 14

for the construction, maintenance, and facilitation of 15

broadband service, which may include— 16

(A) towers; 17

(B) cables; 18

(C) transmission lines; and 19

(D) any other equipment necessary for 20

construction, maintenance, and facilitation of 21

broadband service. 22

(3) PARTICIPATING INDIAN TRIBES.— 23

(A) IN GENERAL.—Subject to subpara-24

graph (B) and in accordance with subsection 25

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(c), the Secretary shall select not fewer than 10 1

Indian Tribes to participate in the program. 2

(B) LOCATION OF INDIAN TRIBES.—Of the 3

Indian Tribes selected under subparagraph (A), 4

not fewer than 5 shall be Indian Tribes the 5

land of which is located within the State of Ari-6

zona or the State of New Mexico. 7

(4) BROADBAND RIGHT-OF-WAY.— 8

(A) IN GENERAL.—Except as provided in 9

subparagraph (B), an Indian Tribe partici-10

pating in the program may grant a right-of-way 11

described in paragraph (2) over and across the 12

land of the Indian Tribe without the approval 13

of, or a grant by, the Secretary, if— 14

(i) the right-of-way is granted in ac-15

cordance with the regulations of the Indian 16

Tribe approved by the Secretary under 17

subsection (c); and 18

(ii) the term of the right-of-way does 19

not exceed 25 years, except that a right-of- 20

way may include an option to renew the 21

right-of-way for not more than 2 additional 22

terms, each of which may not exceed 25 23

years. 24

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(B) ALLOTTED LAND.—An Indian Tribe 1

may not grant a right-of-way under subpara-2

graph (A) over and across an individual Indian 3

allotment under section 4 of the Act of Feb-4

ruary 8, 1887 (commonly known as the ‘‘Indian 5

General Allotment Act’’) (24 Stat. 389, chapter 6

119; 25 U.S.C. 334). 7

(c) PROPOSED REGULATIONS.— 8

(1) IN GENERAL.—An Indian Tribe desiring to 9

participate in the program shall submit to the Sec-10

retary an application containing the proposed regu-11

lations of the Indian Tribe for the granting of 12

rights-of-way described in subsection (b)(2). 13

(2) SELECTION.—The Secretary may only se-14

lect for participation in the program Indian Tribes 15

the proposed regulations of which are approved by 16

the Secretary under this subsection. 17

(3) CONSIDERATIONS FOR APPROVAL.—The 18

Secretary may approve the proposed regulations of 19

an Indian Tribe if the regulations— 20

(A) are consistent with any regulations 21

issued by the Secretary under section 6 of the 22

Act of February 5, 1948 (62 Stat. 18, chapter 23

45; 25 U.S.C. 328); and 24

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(B) provide for an environmental review 1

process that includes— 2

(i) the identification and evaluation by 3

the Indian Tribe of any significant impacts 4

of the proposed right-of-way on the envi-5

ronment; and 6

(ii) a process for ensuring that— 7

(I) the public is informed of, and 8

has a reasonable opportunity to com-9

ment on, any impacts identified by the 10

Indian Tribe under clause (i); and 11

(II) the Indian Tribe provides re-12

sponses to relevant and substantive 13

public comments received under sub-14

clause (I). 15

(4) TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE.— 16

(A) IN GENERAL.—On request of an In-17

dian Tribe desiring to participate in the pro-18

gram, the Secretary shall provide technical as-19

sistance for development of proposed regula-20

tions to be submitted in the application of the 21

Indian Tribe under paragraph (1), including 22

technical assistance for development of a regu-23

latory environmental review process that meets 24

the requirements of paragraph (3)(B). 25

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(B) ISDEAA.— 1

(i) IN GENERAL.—Technical assist-2

ance provided by the Secretary under sub-3

paragraph (A) may be made available to 4

Indian Tribes described in clause (ii) 5

through contracts, grants, or agreements 6

entered into in accordance with the Indian 7

Self-Determination and Education Assist-8

ance Act (25 U.S.C. 5304 et seq.). 9

(ii) INDIAN TRIBE DESCRIBED.—An 10

Indian Tribe referred to in clause (i) is an 11

Indian Tribe eligible for contracts, grants, 12

or agreements under the Indian Self-De-13

termination and Education Assistance Act 14

(25 U.S.C. 5304 et seq.). 15

(5) REVIEW PROCESS.— 16

(A) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 120 17

days after the date on which an application is 18

submitted to the Secretary under paragraph 19

(1), the Secretary shall review and approve or 20

disapprove the proposed regulations contained 21

in the application. 22

(B) WRITTEN DOCUMENTATION.—If the 23

Secretary disapproves the regulations under 24

subparagraph (A), the Secretary shall— 25

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(i) notify the Indian Tribe that the 1

regulations have been disapproved; and 2

(ii) include with the notification writ-3

ten documentation that describes the basis 4

for the disapproval. 5

(C) EXTENSION.—After consultation with 6

the Indian Tribe, the Secretary may extend the 7

deadline described in subparagraph (A) for an 8

additional 120-day period. 9

(d) FEDERAL ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW.—If an In-10

dian Tribe participating in the program proposes to grant 11

a right-of-way for a broadband service project or activity 12

funded by a Federal agency, the Indian Tribe may rely 13

on the environmental review process of the applicable Fed-14

eral agency rather than the environmental review process 15

approved as part of the regulations of the Indian Tribe 16

under subsection (c)(3)(B). 17

(e) DOCUMENTATION.—If an Indian Tribe partici-18

pating in the program grants a right-of-way under the 19

program, the Indian Tribe shall submit to the Secretary— 20

(1) a copy of the right-of-way, including any 21

amendments or renewals to the right-of-way; and 22

(2) if the regulations of the Indian Tribe or the 23

right-of-way allows for right-of-way payments to be 24

made directly to the Indian Tribe, documentation of 25

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the right-of-way payments that are sufficient to en-1

able the Secretary to discharge the trust responsi-2

bility of the United States under subsection (f)(2). 3

(f) TRUST RESPONSIBILITY.— 4

(1) IN GENERAL.—The United States shall not 5

be liable for any losses sustained by a party to a 6

right-of-way granted by an Indian Tribe under the 7

program. 8

(2) AUTHORITY OF SECRETARY.— 9

(A) IN GENERAL.—Pursuant to the au-10

thority of the Secretary to fulfill the trust obli-11

gation of the United States to Indian Tribes 12

participating in the program under Federal law 13

(including regulations), the Secretary may, on 14

request by, and after reasonable notice from, an 15

Indian Tribe, enforce the provisions of, or can-16

cel, any right-of-way granted by the Indian 17

Tribe under the program. 18

(B) PROCEDURES.—The Secretary shall 19

enforce the provisions of, or cancel, any right- 20

of-way under subparagraph (A) in accordance 21

with the regulations issued by the Secretary 22

under section 6 of the Act of February 5, 1948 23

(62 Stat. 18, chapter 45; 25 U.S.C. 328). 24

(g) COMPLIANCE.— 25

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(1) IN GENERAL.—A duly enrolled member of 1

an Indian Tribe, after exhausting any applicable 2

Tribal remedies, may submit to the Secretary, at 3

such time and in such form as the Secretary deter-4

mines to be appropriate, a petition to review the 5

compliance of an Indian Tribe participating in the 6

program with the regulations of the Indian Tribe ap-7

proved by the Secretary under subsection (c). 8

(2) VIOLATIONS.—If, after carrying out a re-9

view under paragraph (1), the Secretary determines 10

that the Indian Tribe violated the regulations, the 11

Secretary, subject to paragraph (3)(B), may take 12

any action the Secretary determines to be necessary 13

to remedy the violation, including— 14

(A) rescinding the approval of the regula-15

tions; and 16

(B) reassuming the authority to grant 17

rights-of-ways described in subsection (b)(2) 18

delegated to the Indian Tribe under the pro-19

gram. 20

(3) DOCUMENTATION.—If the Secretary deter-21

mines that the Indian Tribe violated the regulations 22

and a remedy is necessary, the Secretary shall— 23

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(A) submit to the Indian Tribe a written 1

notification of the regulations that have been 2

violated; and 3

(B) prior to the exercise of any remedy 4

under paragraph (2), provide the Indian Tribe 5

with— 6

(i) a hearing that is on the record; 7

and 8

(ii) a reasonable opportunity to cure 9

the alleged violation. 10

(h) SUNSET.—The authority of the Secretary to carry 11

this section shall terminate 10 years after the date of en-12

actment of this Act. 13

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Picture Name From Date Type
Ruben Gallego D-AZ 02/11/2020 Sponsor
Gwen Moore D-WI 02/11/2020 Cosponsor
Ben Lujan D-NM 02/11/2020 Cosponsor
Derek Kilmer D-WA 02/11/2020 Cosponsor
Jared Huffman D-CA 02/11/2020 Cosponsor
Debra Haaland D-NM 02/11/2020 Cosponsor
Tom Cole R-OK 02/11/2020 Cosponsor
Ed Case D-HI 02/11/2020 Cosponsor
Date Branch Action
02/25/2020 President Referred to the Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit.Action By: Committee on Agriculture
02/21/2020 President Referred to the Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States.Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
02/11/2020 President Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Agriculture, and Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.Action By: House of Representatives
02/11/2020 President Introduced in HouseAction By: House of Representatives
Summary
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Bill TEXT Points.
This Bill has been listed with the following Subjects from Texts:
Age
Streamlined applications for support
(a)
Agency consultation
The Assistant Secretary shall consult with each Federal agency that offers a Federal broadband support program to Tribal entities to streamline and standardize the application process for grants or other financial assistance under the program

Alaska
(61)
Tribal land
The term Tribal land means—(A)any land located within the boundaries of—(i)an Indian reservation, pueblo, or rancheria; or(ii)
Appropriations
(5)The broadband loan and grant pilot program described in section 779 of division A of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (Public Law 115–141)

Arizona
(B)
Location of Indian Tribes
Of the Indian Tribes selected under subparagraph (A), not fewer than 5 shall be Indian Tribes the land of which is located within the State of Arizona or the State of New Mexico


End Bill TEXT Points.
Date Bill Major Title
Committee Name
Subject Type