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

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



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


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.

S. 193 (109th) was a 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.

This bill was introduced in the 109th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2005 to Dec 9, 2006. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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