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HR 3717 - FCC Indecency Penalties Bill - Key Vote

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Chris Van Hollen, Jr. voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Placed on Calendar (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (391-22) - (Key vote)

Title: FCC Indecency Penalties Bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that would allow the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to levy fines for every airing of "indecent, obscene or profane" material by a broadcaster, up to a maximum of $500,000.

Highlights:
  • Provides that fines may be levied on both networks and individual entertainers (Sec. 3).
  • Establishes a 180-day time frame from the date of the complaint to determine if the incident was 'indecent' (Sec. 5).
  • Provides that the FCC shall hold hearings on the revocation of a broadcaster's license following the third offense under the provisions of this act (Sec. 9).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: FCC Indecency Penalties Bill

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