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Text of the Radio Broadcasting Preservation Act of 2000

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. The text of the bill below is as of Nov 17, 1999 (Introduced).

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HR 3439 IH

106th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3439

To prohibit the Federal Communications Commission from establishing rules authorizing the operation of new, low power FM radio stations.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 17, 1999

Mr. OXLEY (for himself, Mrs. CUBIN, Mr. STEARNS, Mr. PALLONE, and Mr. EHRLICH) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce


A BILL

To prohibit the Federal Communications Commission from establishing rules authorizing the operation of new, low power FM radio stations.

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

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Radio Broadcasting Preservation Act of 1999’.

SEC. 2. PROHIBITION.

    (a) RULES PROHIBITED- Notwithstanding section 303 of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 303), the Federal Communications Commission shall not prescribe rules authorizing the operation of new, low power FM radio stations, or establishing a low power radio service, as proposed in MM Docket No. 99-25.

    (b) TERMINATION OF PREVIOUSLY PRESCRIBED RULES- Any rules prescribed by the Federal Communications Commission before the date of enactment of this Act that would be in violation of the prohibition in subsection (a) if prescribed after such date shall cease to be effective on such date. Any low power radio licenses issued pursuant to such rules before such date shall be void.