Public Law 115-114 – Connected Government Act

[115th Congress Public Law 114]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]

PLAW 115publ114

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Public Law 115-114
115th Congress

An Act

To require a new or updated Federal website that is intended for use by
the public to be mobile friendly, and for other purposes. <<NOTE: Jan.
10, 2018 – [H.R. 2331]>>

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Connected
Government Act. 44 USC 101 note.>>
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the “Connected Government Act”.
SEC. 2. FEDERAL WEBSITES REQUIRED TO BE MOBILE FRIENDLY.

(a) Amendment.–Subchapter II of chapter 35 of title 44, United
States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section:
“Sec. 3559. <<NOTE: 44 USC 3559.>> Federal websites required to
be mobile friendly

“(a) <<NOTE: Time period.>> In General.–If, on or after the date
that is 180 days after the date of the enactment of this section, an
agency creates a website that is intended for use by the public or
conducts a redesign of an existing legacy website that is intended for
use by the public, the agency shall ensure to the greatest extent
practicable that the website is mobile friendly.

“(b) Definitions.–In this section:
“(1) Agency.–The term `agency’ has the meaning given that
term in section 551 of title 5.
“(2) Mobile friendly.–The term `mobile friendly’ means,
with respect to a website, that the website is configured in
such a way that the website may be navigated, viewed, and
accessed on a smartphone, tablet computer, or similar mobile
device.”.

(b) Technical and Conforming Amendment.–The table of sections at
the beginning of chapter 35 of title 44, United States Code, is
amended <<NOTE: 44 USC 3501 prec.>> by adding after the item related to
section 3558 the following new item:

“3559. Federal websites required to be mobile friendly.”.

(c) <<NOTE: Deadline. Consultation. Public information.>> Report by
OMB and GSA Required.–Not later than 18 months after the date of the
enactment of this Act, the Director of the Office of Management and
Budget, in consultation with the Administrator of General Services,
shall make publicly available and submit to Congress a report that–
(1) describes the implementation of the requirement
described under section 3559 of title 44, United States Code, as
added by subsection (a); and

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(2) <<NOTE: Assessment.>> assesses the compliance of each
agency with such requirement.

Approved January 10, 2018.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY–H.R. 2331:
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 115-406 (Comm. on Oversight and Government Reform).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 163 (2017):
Nov. 13, 15, considered and passed House.
Dec. 21, considered and passed Senate.

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