S. 2147 (108th): Broadcast Decency Responsibility and Enforcement Act of 2004


Mar 1, 2004
108th Congress, 2003–2004

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 1, 2004, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Zell Miller

Senator from Georgia



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About the bill

Full Title

A bill to increase the penalties for violations by television and radio broadcasters of the prohibitions against transmission of obscene, indecent, and profane language.

Summary (CRS)

3/1/2004--Introduced.Broadcast Decency Responsibility and Enforcement Act of 2004 - Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to provide that, if the violator of the terms and conditions of any Federal Communications ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 1, 2004

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 2147”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


Committee Assignments

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

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