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H.R. 1420 (109th): Families for ED Advertising Decency Act


The text of the bill below is as of Mar 17, 2005 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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109th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1420

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 17, 2005

(for himself, Mr. Duncan, and Mr. Ross) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To prohibit as indecent the broadcasting of any advertisement for a medication for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Families for ED Advertising Decency Act.

2.

Definition of indecency

Within 6 months after the date of enactment of this Act, the Federal Communications Commission shall revise the Commission’s interpretations of, and enforcement policies concerning, section 73.3999 of the Commission’s regulations (47 CFR 73.3999), relating to indecent material that no licensee of a radio or television broadcast station shall broadcast on any day between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., to treat as indecent for such purposes any advertisement for a medication for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. This section shall not require treating as indecent any product placement or other display or mention merely of the trademarked name or generic name for such a medication.