S. 247 (106th): Satellite Home Viewers Improvements Act


Jan 19, 1999
106th Congress, 1999–2000

Died in a previous Congress

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


Orrin Hatch

Senator from Utah



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Last Updated: Mar 2, 1999
Length: 16 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend title 17, United States Code, to reform the copyright law with respect to satellite retransmissions of broadcast signals, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

3/2/1999--Reported to Senate amended.Satellite Home Viewers Improvements Act - Amends Federal copyright law to cite circumstances under which the secondary transmission by a satellite carrier of a primary transmission of ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 19, 1999

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Feb 25, 1999
Reported by Committee

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 247”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


14 cosponsors (8D, 6R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

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