S. 193 (109th): Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act of 2005


Jan 26, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006


Enacted — Signed by the President on Jun 15, 2006

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on June 15, 2006.


Pub.L. 109-235


Samuel “Sam” Brownback

Senator from Kansas



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Last Updated: Jun 8, 2006
Length: 2 pages

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.

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Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

S. 2056 (108th) was a previous version of this bill.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Mar 9, 2004

H.R. 310 (Related)
Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act of 2005

Passed House
Last Action: Feb 16, 2005

What is a bill?

The “S.” in “S. 193” means this is a Senate bill in the United States Congress. A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


Jan 26, 2005
Passed Senate
May 18, 2006
Vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.
Passed House
Jun 7, 2006
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Enacted — Signed by the President
Jun 15, 2006


27 cosponsors (20R, 7D) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass
Jun 7, 2006 5:09 p.m.
Passed 379/35

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