S. 1780 (110th): Protecting Children from Indecent Programming Act


Jul 12, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 19, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


John “Jay” Rockefeller IV

Senator from West Virginia



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Last Updated: Dec 5, 2007
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About the bill

Full Title

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.

Summary (CRS)

Protecting Children from Indecent Programming Act - Amends the Public Telecommunications Act of 1992 to require the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in applying regulations prohibiting the broadcasting of indecent programming, ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jul 12, 2007

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jul 19, 2007
Reported by Committee

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1780”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


12 cosponsors (7R, 5D) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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H.R. 3559 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 18, 2007

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