S. 1675 (110th): Local Community Radio Act of 2007

Introduced:
Jun 21, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Status:
Died (Reported by Committee)
Sponsor
Maria Cantwell
Senator from Washington
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
Mar 04, 2008
Length
10 pages
Related Bills
S. 592 (111th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Nov 19, 2009

H.R. 2802 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 21, 2007

 
Status

This bill was introduced on October 30, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jun 21, 2007
Referred to Committee Jun 21, 2007
Reported by Committee Oct 30, 2007
 
Full Title

A bill to implement the recommendations of the Federal Communications Commission report to the Congress regarding low-power FM service.

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Cosponsors
10 cosponsors (7D, 2R, 1I) (show)
Committees

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation

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3/4/2008--Reported to Senate amended.
Local Community Radio Act of 2007 - Repeals provisions in the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2001, that required the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to:
(1) modify rules authorizing the operation of low-power FM radio stations to prescribe minimum distance separations for third-adjacent channels;
(2) prohibit applicants who have engaged in the unlicensed operation of any station from obtaining a low-power FM license; and
(3) conduct a program to test whether low-power FM radio stations will result in harmful interference to existing FM radio stations if minimum distance separations for third-adjacent channels are not required.
Requires the FCC to: (1) modify its rules to eliminate third-adjacent minimum distance separation requirements between specified stations; and (2) retain rules that provide third-adjacent channel protection for full-power noncommercial FM stations that broadcast radio reading services via a subcarrier frequency from potential low-power FM station interference.
Requires the FCC, when licensing FM translator stations, to ensure: (1) that licenses are available to both FM translator stations and low-power FM stations; and (2) that such decisions are made based on the needs of the local community.
Requires the FCC to:
(1) modify rules authorizing the operation of low-power FM radio stations, as proposed in a specified docket, to prohibit any applicant from obtaining a low-power FM license if the applicant has engaged in any manner in the unlicensed operation of any station;
(2) retain its rules that provide third-adjacent channel protection for full-power FM stations that are licensed in states with more than 3,000,000 housing units and a population density greater than 1,000 people per square mile land area; and
(3) conduct an economic study on the impact that low-power FM stations will have on full-power commercial FM stations.

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