H.R. 851 (106th): Satellite Competition and Consumer Protection Act


Feb 25, 1999
106th Congress, 1999–2000

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 25, 1999, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


William “Billy” Tauzin

Representative for Louisiana's 3rd congressional district



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Last Updated: Apr 16, 1999
Length: 39 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To require the Federal Communications Commission to establish improved predictive models for determining the availability of television broadcast signals.

Summary (CRS)

4/7/1999--Reported to House amended, Part I.TABLE OF CONTENTS: TitleI - Amendments to the Communications Act of 1934 Title II: Amendments to Title 17, United States Code Satellite Competition and Consumer ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Feb 25, 1999

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 25, 1999
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 851”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


69 cosponsors (45R, 23D, 1I) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

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