H.R. 2052 (108th): Preservation of Localism, Program Diversity, and Competition in Television Broadcast Service Act of 2003

May 09, 2003 (108th Congress, 2003–2004)
Died (Referred to Committee)
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S. 1046 (same title)
Reported by Committee — Jun 19, 2003

Richard Burr
Representative for North Carolina's 5th congressional district
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May 09, 2003
8 pages
Related Bills
S. 1046 (identical)

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jun 19, 2003


This bill was introduced on May 9, 2003, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced May 09, 2003
Referred to Committee May 09, 2003
Full Title

To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to preserve localism, to foster and promote the diversity of television programming, to foster and promote competition, and to prevent excessive concentration of ownership of the nation's television broadcast stations.


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195 cosponsors (149D, 45R, 1I) (show)

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Preservation of Localism, Program Diversity, and Competition in Television Broadcast Service Act of 2003 - Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to prohibit the Federal Communications Commission from permitting any license for a commercial television broadcast station to be granted, transferred, or assigned to any party if such action would result in that party owning, operating, controlling, or having a cognizable interest in stations which have an aggregate national audience reach exceeding 35 percent.
Requires any party currently having licenses in excess of such limit to divest as necessary to comply with such limit within one year.

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