H.R.2331 – Connected Government Act

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H.R.2331 – Connected Government Act

Brief

HR 2331 requires that ‘If, on or after the date that is 6 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, an agency creates a website that is intended for use by the public or updates a website that is intended for use by the public, the agency shall ensure that the website is mobile friendly.’

18 months after enactment the bill requires a report to congress that describes the implementation of the requirement and assesses the compliance of each agency with such requirement.

The term “mobile friendly” means, with respect to a website, that the website is configured in such a way that the website may be easily navigated and viewed on a smartphone, tablet computer, or similar mobile device.

‘Under current executive branch guidance (see OMB Memorandum M-17-06, which was issued on November 8, 2016) all new or redesigned federal websites must allow for access by mobile devices. In addition, GSA’s Digital Government Division works with agencies to help them provide electronic information and services to the public in any digital form.’ – cbo

 (Full text of H.R. 2331 congress.gov)

Sponsor:  Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2] (Introduced 05/03/2017)

Status: Passed House /

VOTES and FLOOR ACTION

HOUSE

On Passage: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 423 – 0 (Roll no. 634)

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Motion to recommit:

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SENATE

On Passage:

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COST AND IMPACT

Cost to the taxpayers:  Under current executive branch guidance (see OMB Memorandum M-17-06, which was issued on November 8, 2016) all new or redesigned federal websites must allow for access by mobile devices. In addition, GSA’s Digital Government Division works with agencies to help them provide electronic information and services to the public in any digital form. Because of those ongoing efforts, CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 2331 would have no significant cost.

Pay-as-you-go requirements:  Enacting H.R. 2331 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.

Regulatory and Other Impact: H.R. 2331 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and would impose no costs on state, local, or tribal governments.

Dynamic Scoring:   CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 2331 would not increase direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2028.

Tax Complexity:  Not applicable to this bill.

Earmark Certification:  Data not available

Duplication of programs: Data not available

Direct Rule-Making:  Data not available

Advisory Committee Statement: Data not available

Budget Authority: Data not available

Constitutional Authority:   Assumed.

 

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