S. 1268 (109th): SAVE LIVES Act

Introduced:
Jun 20, 2005 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
John McCain
Senator from Arizona
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Jun 20, 2005
Length
25 pages
Related Bills
S. 2820 (108th) was a previous version of this bill.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Sep 22, 2004

S. 744 (110th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 01, 2007

 
Status

This bill was introduced on June 20, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jun 20, 2005
Referred to Committee Jun 20, 2005
 
Full Title

A bill to expedite the transition to digital television while helping consumers to continue to use their analog televisions.

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Cosponsors
1 cosponsors (1D) (show)
Committees

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation

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Library of Congress Summary

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6/20/2005--Introduced.
Spectrum Availability for Emergency-Response and Law-Enforcement to Improve Vital Emergency Services Act or SAVE LIVES Act - Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to extend through December 31, 2008 (currently, 2006) the termination date for television broadcast licenses that authorize analog television service.
Repeals provisions authorizing analog service extensions in limited circumstances.
Directs the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to take specified actions within specified deadlines for the final television channel assignment of full-power broadcast television stations authorized for digital service.
Provides deadlines for the auction of recovered analog spectrum to be used for providing public emergency services.
Directs the FCC to distribute to eligible persons analog-to-digital signal converter devices.
Requires the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish a grant program to provide enhanced interoperability of communications equipment for first responders.
Provides certain consumer education requirements regarding the transition to digital television service.
Authorizes, with a sunset, temporary digital-to-analog signal conversion for certain cable television subscribers.
Directs the: (1) Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to study establishing a nationwide recycling program for electronic waste; and (2) FCC to complete certain pending proceedings relating to conversion to digital television and related matters.

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