Home > 106th Congressional Bills > H.R. 1036 (ih) To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to direct the Secretary of the Interior to cease mineral leasing activity on submerged land of the Outer Continental Shelf that is adjacent to a coastal State that has declared a moratorium on...

H.R. 1036 (ih) To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to direct the Secretary of the Interior to cease mineral leasing activity on submerged land of the Outer Continental Shelf that is adjacent to a coastal State that has declared a moratorium on...


Google
 
Web GovRecords.org








108th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 1035

To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to reduce restrictions on media 
                   ownership, and for other purposes.


_______________________________________________________________________


                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           February 27, 2003

 Mr. Stearns introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
                    Committee on Energy and Commerce

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL


 
To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to reduce restrictions on media 
                   ownership, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Broadcast Ownership for the 21st 
Century Act''.

SEC. 2. CROSS-OWNERSHIP LIMITATIONS.

    (a) Rule Changes Required.--The Federal Communications Commission 
shall modify section 73.3555 of its regulations (47 C.F.R. 73.3555) by 
eliminating any provisions limiting the granting or renewal of an AM or 
FM radio or television broadcast station license to any party 
(including parties under common control) on the basis of the ownership, 
operation, or control by such party of a daily newspaper.
    (b) Deadline for Actions.--The Federal Communications Commission 
shall complete all actions necessary to complete the modifications 
required by this section within 90 days after the date of enactment of 
this Act.

SEC. 3. TELEVISION MULTIPLE OWNERSHIP.

    Section 310 of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 310) is 
amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:
    ``(f) National Audience Reach Calculation.--In calculating the 
national audience reach limitations for television stations under the 
Commission's regulations, UHF television stations shall be attributed 
with no more than 50 percent of the television households in their 
market.''.

SEC. 4. LIMITATION ON FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION AUTHORITY.

    (a) Amendment.--Section 202(c)(1)(B) of the Telecommunications Act 
of 1996 is amended by striking ``35 percent'' and inserting ``45 
percent''.
    (b) Deadline for Implementation.--The Federal Communications 
Commission shall amend its regulations to implement the amendment made 
by subsection (a) within 90 days after the date of enactment of this 
Act. In amending such regulations, the Commission shall not revise 
section 73.3555(e)(2)(i) of its regulations (47 C.F.R. 
73.3555(e)(2)(i)).

 SEC. 5. MULTIPLE TELEVISION STATION OWNERSHIP.

    (a) Local Television Multiple Ownership Rule Changes Required.--The 
Federal Communications Commission shall revise its rule for local 
television multiple ownership set forth in section 73.3555(b) of its 
regulations (47 C.F.R. 73.3555(b)) to permit a person or entity to 
directly or indirectly own, operate, or control two television stations 
in the same designated market area if--
            (1) the grade B contours of such stations do not overlap; 
        or
            (2) the grade B contours of such stations do overlap and at 
        least 6 independent broadcast or cable television voices would 
        remain in the designated market area after the transfer of 
        ownership, operation, or control of the license of the stations 
        in question.
    (b) Independent Voices.--In making the revision required by 
subsection (a), the Commission shall determine the number of 
independent broadcast or cable television voices that would remain as 
follows:
            (1) Broadcast tv stations.--Each independently owned and 
        operating full power broadcast television station within the 
        designated market area shall be counted as one independent 
        voice.
            (2) One cable system counted.--Regardless of how many 
        individual cable systems operate in the designated market area, 
        if cable television is generally available to households in the 
        area, cable television shall be treated as one independent 
        voice.
                                 <all>

Pages: 1

Other Popular 106th Congressional Bills Documents:

1 H.Con.Res. 47 (ih) Authorizing the use of the Capitol grounds for the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby. [Introduced in House] ...
2 S. 2327 (is) To establish a Commission on Ocean Policy, and for other purposes. [Introduced in Senate] ...
3 S.Con.Res. 80 (es) [Engrossed in Senate] ...
4 S. 1277 (is) To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to establish a new prospective payment system for Federally-qualified health centers and rural health clinics. [Introduced in Senate] ...
5 S. 311 (es) To authorize the Disabled Veterans' LIFE Memorial Foundation to establish a memorial in the District of Columbia or its environs, and for other purposes. [Engrossed in Senate] ...
6 H.R. 487 (ih) To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide that reimbursements for costs of using passenger automobiles for charitable and other organizations are excluded from gross income. [Introduced in House] ...
7 S. 295 (is) To amend part S of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to permit the use of certain amounts for assistance to jail-based substance treatment programs, and for other purposes. [Introduced in Senate] ...
8 S.Con.Res. 138 (is) Expressing the sense of Congress that a day of peace and sharing should be established at the beginning of each year. [Introduced in Senate] ...
9 H.R. 2392 (rs) To amend the Small Business Act to extend the authorization for the Small Business Innovation Research Program, and for other purposes. [Reported in Senate] ...
10 S. 2541 (is) To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide a prescription drug benefit for the aged and disabled under the medicare program, to enhance the preventive benefits covered under such program, and for other purposes. [Introduced in...
11 H.Con.Res. 396 (enr) [Enrolled bill] ...
12 S.Con.Res. 133 (ats) To correct the enrollment of S. 1809. [Agreed to Senate] ...
13 S. 2490 (is) To suspend temporarily the duty on certain ion-exchange resin. [Introduced in Senate] ...
14 H.R. 1551 (eh) To authorize the Federal Aviation Administration's civil aviation research and development programs for fiscal years 2000 and 2001, and for other purposes. [Engrossed in House] ...
15 H.R. 1443 (rh) To provide for the collection of data on traffic stops. [Reported in House] ...
16 S. 2829 (is) To provide for an investigation and audit at the Department of Education. [Introduced in Senate] ...
17 S. 939 (es) To correct spelling errors in the statutory designations of Hawaiian National Parks. [Engrossed in Senate] ...
18 H.R. 2802 (ih) To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to ensure that senior citizens are given an opportunity to serve as mentors, tutors, and volunteers for certain programs. [Introduced in House] ...
19 H.R. 322 (enr) For the relief of Suchada Kwong. [Enrolled bill] ...
20 H.R. 1163 (ih) To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow employers a credit against income tax for expenses for providing an appropriate environment on the business premises for employed mothers to breastfeed or express milk for their children....
21 S. 438 (is) To provide for the settlement of the water rights claims of the Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy's Reservation, and for other purposes. [Introduced in Senate] ...
22 H.R. 5402 (ih) To amend the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Development Act to extend to the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Commission. [Introduced in House] ...
23 H.R. 2461 (ih) To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to permit a [Introduced in House] ...
24 H.R. 4761 (ih) To designate the existing visitor's center building located within the boundaries of the Valley Forge National Historical Park at Route 23 and North Gulph Road in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, as the ``Richard T. Schulze Visitor's Center''. [...
25 H.R. 281 (ih) To prohibit the export to the People's Republic of China of satellites and related items. [Introduced in House] ...
26 S. 334 (es) To amend the Federal Power Act to remove the jurisdiction of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to license projects on fresh waters in the State of Hawaii. [Engrossed in Senate] ...
27 H.R. 1327 (ih) To designate the United States Postal Service building located at 34480 Highway 101 South in Cloverdale, Oregon, as the ``Maurine B. Neuberger United States Post Office''. [Introduced in House] ...
28 S. 2471 (is) To suspend for 3 years the duty on methoxyfenozide. [Introduced in Senate] ...
29 H.R. 2490 (eh) Making appropriations for the Treasury Department, the United States Postal Service, the Executive Office of the President, and certain Independent Agencies, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000, and for other purposes. [Engrossed...
30 S. 3183 (is) To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to the United States. [Introduced in Senate] ...


Other Documents:

106th Congressional Bills Records and Documents

GovRecords.org presents information on various agencies of the United States Government. Even though all information is believed to be credible and accurate, no guarantees are made on the complete accuracy of our government records archive. Care should be taken to verify the information presented by responsible parties. Please see our reference page for congressional, presidential, and judicial branch contact information. GovRecords.org values visitor privacy. Please see the privacy page for more information.
House Rules:

104th House Rules
105th House Rules
106th House Rules

Congressional Bills:

104th Congressional Bills
105th Congressional Bills
106th Congressional Bills
107th Congressional Bills
108th Congressional Bills

Supreme Court Decisions

Supreme Court Decisions

Additional

1995 Privacy Act Documents
1997 Privacy Act Documents
1994 Unified Agenda
2004 Unified Agenda

Congressional Documents:

104th Congressional Documents
105th Congressional Documents
106th Congressional Documents
107th Congressional Documents
108th Congressional Documents

Congressional Directory:

105th Congressional Directory
106th Congressional Directory
107th Congressional Directory
108th Congressional Directory

Public Laws:

104th Congressional Public Laws
105th Congressional Public Laws
106th Congressional Public Laws
107th Congressional Public Laws
108th Congressional Public Laws

Presidential Records

1994 Presidential Documents
1995 Presidential Documents
1996 Presidential Documents
1997 Presidential Documents
1998 Presidential Documents
1999 Presidential Documents
2000 Presidential Documents
2001 Presidential Documents
2002 Presidential Documents
2003 Presidential Documents
2004 Presidential Documents

Home Executive Judicial Legislative Additional Reference About Privacy