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Text of the Protecting Children from Indecent Programming Act

This bill was introduced on September 18, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Sep 18, 2007 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

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110th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3559

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 18, 2007

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

A BILL

To require the FCC, in enforcing its regulations concerning the broadcast of indecent programming, to maintain a policy that a single word or image may be considered indecent.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Protecting Children from Indecent Programming Act.

2.

FCC may regard single word or image as indecent

Section 16 of the Public Telecommunications Act of 1992 (47 U.S.C. 303 note) is amended by adding at the end thereof the following:

(c)

Single Word or Image Policy

In administering the regulations promulgated under subsection (a), the Commission shall maintain a policy that a single word or image may constitute indecent programming.

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