H.R. 3439 (106th): Radio Broadcasting Preservation Act of 2000

Introduced:
Nov 17, 1999 (106th Congress, 1999–2000)
Status:
Died (Passed House)
Sponsor
Michael Oxley
Representative for Ohio's 4th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
May 16, 2000
Length
6 pages
Related Bills
S. 2068 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 10, 2000

H.Res. 472 (rule)

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Apr 12, 2000

 
Status

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on April 13, 2000 but was never passed by the Senate.

Progress
Introduced Nov 17, 1999
Referred to Committee Nov 17, 1999
Reported by Committee Mar 29, 2000
Passed House Apr 13, 2000
 
Full Title

To require the Federal Communications Commission to revise its regulations authorizing the operation of new, low-power FM radio stations.

Summary

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Votes
Apr 13, 2000 8:14 p.m.
Failed 142/245
Apr 13, 2000 8:32 p.m.
Passed 274/110

Cosponsors
165 cosponsors (122R, 42D, 1D) (show)
Committees

House Energy and Commerce

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation

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4/13/2000--Passed House amended.
Radio Broadcasting Preservation Act of 2000 - Directs the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to modify its rules authorizing the operation of low-power FM radio stations to:
(1) prescribe minimum distance separations for third-adjacent channels (as well as co-channels and first- and second-adjacent channels); and
(2) prohibit any applicant from obtaining a low-power FM license if such applicant has engaged in the unlicensed operation of any radio station in violation of FCC radio licensing requirements.Prohibits the FCC, without specific authorization by Congress, from:
(1) eliminating or reducing such minimum distance separations for third-adjacent channels; or
(2) extending the eligibility for low-power FM stations beyond those organizations and entities proposed in MM Docket No. 99-25.Invalidates any previously issued low-power FM station license that does not comply with such rule modifications.Directs the FCC to conduct an experimental program to test whether low- power FM stations will result in harmful interference to existing FM radio stations if such stations are not subject to the minimum distance separation requirements.
Requires the FCC to:
(1) publish test results and allow an opportunity for public comment; and
(2) report test results and FCC recommendations on reducing or eliminating minimum distance standards to specified congressional committees.

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