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H.R. 727 (115th): To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to prohibit Federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting after fiscal year 2019.

The text of the bill below is as of Jan 30, 2017 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 727

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 30, 2017

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to prohibit Federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting after fiscal year 2019.

1.

Prohibition on Federal funds for Corporation for Public Broadcasting after fiscal year 2019

(a)

In general

Section 396 of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 396) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

(n)

Prohibition on Federal funds after fiscal year 2019

No Federal funds may be made available to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting after fiscal year 2019.

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(b)

Corporation prohibited from accepting Federal funds

Subsection (g) of such section is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (2)(A), by inserting subject to paragraph (3)(C), before obtain; and

(2)

in paragraph (3)—

(A)

in subparagraph (A), by striking ; and and inserting a semicolon;

(B)

in subparagraph (B), by striking the period at the end and inserting ; and; and

(C)

by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:

(C)

accepting funds from the Federal Government after fiscal year 2019.

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(c)

Conforming amendments

Such section is further amended—

(1)

in subsection (k)(3)(A)(iv)(II), by inserting through fiscal year 2019 after amounts received; and

(2)

in subsection (m)—

(A)

in paragraph (1), by inserting through fiscal year 2019 after every three years thereafter; and

(B)

in paragraph (2), by inserting and through fiscal year 2019, after 1989,.