S. 2847 (111th): CALM Act

Introduced:
Dec 08, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Signed by the President on Dec 15, 2010
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 111-311.

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 15, 2010.

Introduced
Dec 08, 2009
Reported by Committee
Jun 09, 2010
Passed Senate
Sep 29, 2010
Passed House
Dec 02, 2010
Signed by the President
Dec 15, 2010
 
Sponsor
Sheldon Whitehouse
Senator from Rhode Island
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Dec 04, 2010
Length
2 pages
 
Full Title

A bill to regulate the volume of audio on commercials.

Summary

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Cosponsors
7 cosponsors (7D) (show)
Committees

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation

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Library of Congress Summary

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12/15/2010--Public Law.
Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act or the CALM Act - Directs the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to prescribe a regulation limiting the volume of television advertisements that is limited to incorporating by reference and making mandatory (but subject to waivers) the "Recommended Practice: Techniques for Establishing and Maintaining Audio Loudness for Digital Television" insofar as such recommended practice concerns the transmission of commercial advertisements by a television broadcast station, cable operator, or other multichannel video programming distributor.
Deems a broadcast television operator, cable operator, or other multichannel video programming distributor that installs, utilizes, and maintains in a commercially reasonable manner the equipment and associated software in compliance with the regulations issued by the FCC in accordance with this Act to be in compliance with such regulations.

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