S. 2554 (94th): A bill to amend Public Law 93-107 with regard to the broadcasting of certain professional sports clubs’ games.

Oct 22, 1975 (94th Congress, 1975–1976)
Died (Passed House with Changes)
John Pastore
Senator from Rhode Island
Related Bills
H.R. 11070 (Related)
Sports Broadcasting Act

Passed House
Last Action: Dec 15, 1975


This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and though it was passed by both chambers on December 15, 1975 it was passed in non-identical forms and the differences were never resolved.

Introduced Oct 22, 1975
Referred to Committee Oct 22, 1975
Reported by Committee Dec 05, 1975
Passed Senate Dec 08, 1975
Passed House with Changes Dec 15, 1975

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1 cosponsors (1R) (show)

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12/15/1975--Passed House amended.
(Measure passed House, amended, in lieu of H.R. 11070) Sports Broadcasting Act - Prohibits, pursuant to the Communications Act, any agreement preventing the television broadcast of any professional sports game (except for postseason baseball, basketball, or hockey games) at the same time and in the same place at which such game is to be played, if all the admission tickets which had been available 120 hours before game time were purchased 72 hours or more before game time.
Prohibits the prevention of such broadcasts in the case of professional postseason baseball, basketball, or hockey games if all tickets were sold 24 hours or more before such game.
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