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H.R. 1754: MEDIA Diversity Act of 2021


The text of the bill below is as of Jul 16, 2021 (Preprint (Suspension)).


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                                                                       117TH CONGRESS
                                                                          1ST SESSION
                                                                                                            H. R. 1754
                                                                       To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to require the Federal Commu-
                                                                           nications Commission to consider market entry barriers for socially dis-
                                                                           advantaged individuals in the communications marketplace report under
                                                                           section 13 of such Act.




                                                                                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                                                     MARCH 10, 2021
                                                                         Mr. LONG (for himself and Mr. VEASEY) introduced the following bill; which
                                                                                 was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce




                                                                                                                 A BILL
                                                                       To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to require the
                                                                          Federal Communications Commission to consider market
                                                                          entry barriers for socially disadvantaged individuals in
                                                                          the communications marketplace report under section 13
                                                                          of such Act.

                                                                         1              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-
                                                                         2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
                                                                         3    SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

                                                                         4              This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Measuring the Eco-
                                                                         5 nomics Driving Investments and Access for Diversity Act
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                                                                         6 of 2021’’ or the ‘‘MEDIA Diversity Act of 2021’’.




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2 1 SEC. 2. CONSIDERING MARKET ENTRY BARRIERS FOR SO- 2 CIALLY DISADVANTAGED INDIVIDUALS. 3 Section 13(d) of the Communications Act of 1934 4 (47 U.S.C. 163(d)) is amended by adding at the end the 5 following: 6 ‘‘(4) CONSIDERING SOCIALLY DISADVANTAGED 7 INDIVIDUALS.—In assessing the state of competition 8 under subsection (b)(1) and regulatory barriers 9 under subsection (b)(3), the Commission, with the 10 input of the Office of Communications Business Op- 11 portunities of the Commission, shall consider market 12 entry barriers for socially disadvantaged individuals 13 in the communications marketplace in accordance 14 with the national policy under section 257(b).’’. Æ pamtmann on DSKBC07HB2PROD with BILLS •HR 1754 IH VerDate Sep 11 2014 19:40 May 03, 2021 Jkt 019200 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 6652 Sfmt 6301 E:\BILLS\H1754.IH H1754