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.

Summary (CRS)

6/15/2006--Public Law.Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act of 2005 - Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to provide that, if the violator of the terms and conditions of any Federal Communications Commission ... Read more >


Jan 26, 2005

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 18, 2006
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Jun 7, 2006
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Jun 15, 2006
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

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


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

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

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