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S. 2375 (113th): Colorado News, Emergency, Weather, and Sports Act of 2014

The text of the bill below is as of May 21, 2014 (Introduced).


II

113th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 2375

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 21, 2014

(for himself and Mr. Bennet) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

A BILL

To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to facilitate paid television service in certain counties, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Colorado News, Emergency, Weather, and Sports Act of 2014 .

2.

Facilitating delivery of relevant television programming to unserved consumers

(a)

In general

Section 341(a) of the Communications Act of 1934 ( 47 U.S.C. 341(a) ) is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (1)(A), by striking in the county on January 1, 2004; or and inserting the following: “in the county—

(i)

on January 1, 2004, in the case of a county described in paragraph (3)(A) ; or

(ii)

on January 1, 2014, in the case of a county described in paragraph (3)(B); or

; and

(2)

in paragraph (3)

(A)

by redesignating subparagraphs (A) through (C) as clauses (i) through (iii), respectively, and adjusting the margins accordingly;

(B)

in the matter preceding clause (i), as redesignated, by striking means any 1 of 4 counties that— and inserting the following: “means—

(A)

any 1 of 4 counties that—

; and

(C)

by striking the period at the end and inserting the following: “; or

(B)

any 1 of 2 counties that—

(i)

are all in a single State;

(ii)

on January 1, 2014, were each in designated market areas in which the majority of counties were located in another State; and

(iii)

as a group had a combined total of 27,540 television households according to the U.S. Television Household Estimates by Nielsen Media Research for 2013–2014.

.

(b)

Conforming amendment

Section 122(a)(4)(C) of title 17, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

by redesignating clauses (i) and (ii) as subclauses (I) and (II), respectively, and adjusting the margins accordingly;

(2)

in the matter preceding clause (I), as redesignated, by striking In the case of and all that follows and inserting the following: “In the case of—

(i)

that State in which are located 4 counties that—

;

(3)

in subclause (II), as redesignated, by adding or at the end;

(4)

by inserting after subclause (II), as redesignated, the following:

(ii)

that State in which are located 2 counties that—

(I)

on January 1, 2014, were in local markets principally comprised of counties in another State, and

(II)

had a combined total of 27,540 television households, according to the U.S. Television Household Estimates by Nielsen Media Research for 2013–2014,

; and

(5)

by inserting before the period at the end the following: , in the case of the State described in clause (i), or on January 1, 2014, in the case of the State described in clause (ii) .