H.R. 1391 (101st): Television Violence Act of 1989


Mar 14, 1989
101st Congress, 1989–1990

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on August 1, 1989 but was never passed by the Senate.


Daniel Glickman

Representative for Kansas's 4th congressional district


About the bill

Full Title

To exempt from the antitrust laws certain activities relating to alleviating the negative impact of violence in telecast material.

Summary (CRS)

8/1/1989--Passed House amended.Television Violence Act of 1989 - Exempts from the antitrust laws any joint discussion, consideration, review, action, or agreement by or among persons in the television industry for ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 14, 1989

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Jun 20, 1989
Reported by Committee

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Aug 1, 1989
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 1391”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


40 cosponsors (28D, 12R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 3848 (100th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 25, 1988

S. 593 (Supersedes)
Television Violence and Indecent Material Act

Passed Senate with Changes
Last Action: Nov 18, 1989

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