H.R. 4850 (102nd): Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act of 1992


Apr 9, 1992
102nd Congress, 1991–1992

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on July 23, 1992 but was never passed by the Senate.


Edward “Ed” Markey

Representative for Massachusetts's 7th congressional district


See Instead:

S. 12 (same title)
Enacted — Veto Overridden — Oct 5, 1992

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide increased consumer protection and to promote increased competition in the cable television and related markets, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

7/23/1992--Passed House amended.Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act of 1992 - Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to prohibit a Federal agency or a State from regulating the rates ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Apr 9, 1992

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 17, 1992
Reported by Committee

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Jul 23, 1992
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. 4850”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

Jul 23, 1992 6:27 p.m.
Failed 83/327
Jul 23, 1992 7:30 p.m.
Agreed to 403/2
Jul 23, 1992 9:08 p.m.
Agreed to 338/68
Jul 23, 1992 10:23 p.m.
Failed 144/266
Jul 23, 1992 10:42 p.m.
Passed 340/73

Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

H.R. 5267 (101st) was a previous version of this bill.

Passed House
Last Action: Sep 10, 1990

S. 12 (Supersedes)
Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act of 1992

Enacted — Veto Overridden
Oct 5, 1992

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