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S. 66 (98th): Cable Communications Policy Act of 1984

About the bill

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The Cable Communications Policy Act of 1984 (codified at 47 U.S.C. ch. 5, subch. V–A) was an act of Congress passed on October 30, 1984 to promote competition and deregulate the cable television industry. The act established a national policy for the regulation of cable television communications by federal, state, and local authorities. Conservative Senator Barry Goldwater of Arizona wrote and supported the act, which amended the Communications Act of 1934 with the insertion of "Title VI—Cable Communications". After more than three years of debate, six ...

Sponsor and status

Introduced
Jan 26, 1983
98th Congress, 1983–1984
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 30, 1984

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 30, 1984.

Law
Pub.L. 98-549
Sponsor

Barry Goldwater

Senator for Arizona

Republican

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History

Jan 26, 1983
 
Introduced

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Apr 21, 1983
 
Ordered Reported

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Jun 14, 1983
 
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next.

Oct 1, 1984
 
Passed House with Changes (back to Senate)

The House passed the bill with changes not in the Senate version and sent it back to the Senate to approve the changes. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 11, 1984
 
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 11, 1984
 
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 30, 1984
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 66 (98th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 98th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1983 to Oct 12, 1984. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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