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H.R. 1754: MEDIA Diversity Act of 2021


The text of the bill below is as of Jul 20, 2021 (Passed the House).


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1754

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

AN ACT

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.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the Measuring the Economics Driving Investments and Access for Diversity Act of 2021 or the MEDIA Diversity Act of 2021.

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Considering market entry barriers for socially disadvantaged individuals

Section 13(d) of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 163(d)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(4)

Considering socially disadvantaged individuals

In assessing the state of competition under subsection (b)(1) and regulatory barriers under subsection (b)(3), the Commission, with the input of the Office of Communications Business Opportunities of the Commission, shall consider market entry barriers for socially disadvantaged individuals in the communications marketplace in accordance with the national policy under section 257(b).

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Passed the House of Representatives July 20, 2021.

Cheryl L. Johnson,

Clerk.