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Bills to protect religious broadcasters on reserved channels, 2000

Bills with similar purpose
Earlier House bill H.R. 3525
Senate bill S. 2010
Senate bill S. 2215

Noncommercial Broadcasting Freedom of Expression Act of 2000, H.R. 4201

Introduced April 6, 2000, by Rep. Charles "Chip" Pickering (R-Miss.), this bill addresses concerns that the FCC will again attempt to regulate religious broadcasting on reserved educational channels. See Current coverage.

Mr. PICKERING (for himself, Mr. OXLEY, Mr. TAUZIN, Mr. LARGENT, and Mr. STEARNS) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce

A BILL

To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to clarify the service obligations of noncommercial educational broadcast stations.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

SEC. 3. CLARIFICATION OF SERVICE OBLIGATIONS OF NONCOMMERCIAL EDUCATIONAL OR PUBLIC BROADCAST STATIONS.

SEC. 4. RULEMAKING.


Religious Broadcasting Freedom Act, H.R. 3525

This earlier and narrower House bill was introduced Jan. 24 by Rep. Michael Oxley (R-Ohio) to discourage FCC regulation of religious broadcasting on noncommercial educational channels.

Mr. OXLEY (for himself, Mr. PICKERING, Mr. STEARNS, Mr. LARGENT, Mr. COBURN, Mr. BLUNT, Mr. ARMEY, Mr. SOUDER, Mr. BOEHNER, Mr. BAKER, Mr. BACHUS, Mr. HALL of Texas, Mr. SHIMKUS, Mr. SCARBOROUGH, MR. BURR of North Carolina, Mr. TAYLOR of North Carolina, Mr. THORNBERRY, Mr. SKEEN, Mr. GILLMOR, Mr. DEMINT, Mr. MANZULLO, Mr. SHOWS, Mr. WICKER, Mr. COMBEST, Mr. RILEY, Mr. ENGLISH, Mr. METCALF, Mr. WATTS of Oklahoma, Mr. WHITFIELD, Mr. BONILLA, Mr. BRYANT, Mr. SENSENBRENNER, Mr. SMITH of Texas, Mr. DELAY, Mr. GOODLATTE, Mr. SESSIONS, Mr. LEWIS of Kentucky, Mr. GOODE, Mr. HOBSON, Mr. FOSSELLA, Mr. GUTKNECHT, Mr. NETHERCUTT, Mr. CHAMBLISS, Mr. TIAHRT, Mr. DEAL of Georgia, Mr. RYUN of Kansas, Mrs. CUBIN, Mr. LINDER, Mr. HYDE, Mr. MORAN of Kansas, Mr. SAM JOHNSON of Texas, Mr. BALLENGER, Mr. TALENT, Mr. COLLINS, Mr. GORDON, Mr. HULSHOF, Mr. ADERHOLT, Mr. WOLF, Mr. DICKEY, Mr. HILL of Montana, and Mr. RAMSTAD) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce

A BILL

To require the Federal Communications Commission to follow normal rulemaking procedures in establishing additional requirements for noncommercial educational television broadcasters.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 2. COMPLIANCE WITH RULEMAKING PROCEDURES REQUIRED.


Noncommercial Broadcasting Freedom Act, S. 2010

This Senate bill was introduced Jan. 27, 2000, by Sen. Sam Brownback to require the FCC to follow its usual rulemaking procedures if it is to change requirements for noncommercial educational TV stations.

Mr. BROWNBACK (for himself, Mr. NICKLES, Mr. ASHCROFT, Mr. CRAIG, Mr. SHELBY, Mr. SANTORUM, Mr. LOTT, Mr. ENZI, and Mr. SMITH of New Hampshire) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

A BILL

To require the Federal Communications Commission to follow normal rulemaking procedures in establishing additional requirements for noncommercial educational television broadcasters.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 2. COMPLIANCE WITH RULEMAKING PROCEDURES REQUIRED.


Noncommercial Broadcasting Eligibility Act of 2000, S. 2215

This bill was introduced March 8, 2000, by Sen. Tim Hutchinson (R-Ark.).

Mr. HUTCHINSON introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

A BILL

To clarify the treatment of nonprofit entities as noncommercial educational or public broadcast stations under the Communications Act of 1934.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

SEC. 3. CLARIFICATION OF TREATMENT OF NONPROFIT ENTITIES AS NONCOMMERCIAL EDUCATION OR PUBLIC BROADCAST STATIONS.


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