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Text of To require the Federal Communications Commission to eliminate from its regulations the restrictions on the cross-ownership of broadcasting stations and ...

...broadcasting stations and newspapers.

This bill was introduced on February 5, 1998, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Feb 5, 1998 (Introduced).

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HR 3171 IH

105th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 3171

To require the Federal Communications Commission to eliminate from its regulations the restrictions on the cross-ownership of broadcasting stations and newspapers.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 5, 1998

Mr. KLUG (for himself, Mr. OXLEY, Mr. HALL of Texas, Mr. STEARNS, and Mr. PAXON) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce


A BILL

To require the Federal Communications Commission to eliminate from its regulations the restrictions on the cross-ownership of broadcasting stations and newspapers.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. CROSS-OWNERSHIP OF BROADCASTING AND NEWSPAPERS.

    (a) RULE CHANGES REQUIRED- The Federal Communications Commission shall modify section 73.3555 of its regulations (47 C.F.R. 73.3555) by eliminating any provisions limiting the granting or renewal of an AM, FM, or TV broadcast station license to any party (including parties under common control) on the basis of the ownership, operation, or control by such party of a daily newspaper.

    (b) DEADLINE FOR ACTIONS- The Federal Communications Commission shall complete all actions necessary to complete the modifications required by subsection (a) within 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act.