H.R. 7311 (96th): A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide that not less than one very high frequency commercial television broadcasting station be located in each state.


May 8, 1980
96th Congress, 1979–1980

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 8, 1980, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Gene Maguire

Representative for New Jersey's 7th congressional district


About the bill

Summary (CRS)

9/30/1980--Reported to House amended.(Reported to House from the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce with amendment, H. Rept. 96-1438) Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to require the Federal Communications ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


May 8, 1980

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 7311”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


11 cosponsors (8D, 3R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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