S.742 - Fairness in Broadcasting Act of 1987100th Congress (1987-1988)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Hollings, Ernest F. [D-SC] (Introduced 03/12/1987)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Committee Reports:||S.Rept 100-34|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 06/23/1987 Veto message referred to Committee on Commerce by Yea-Nay Vote. 53-45. Record Vote No: 154. (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There have been 2 roll call votes|
This bill has the status Vetoed by President
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Summary: S.742 — 100th Congress (1987-1988)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/12/1987)
Fairness in Broadcasting Act of 1987 - Expresses the findings of the Congress that the Fairness Doctrine: (1) fairly reflects the statutory obligations of broadcasters; (2) received statutory approval from the Congress in 1959; and (3) reasonably balances first amendment rights.
Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to require broadcast licensees to provide a reasonable opportunity for the discussion of conflicting views on issues of public importance. Requires enforcement and application of such requirement to be consistent with the rules and policies of the Federal Communications Commission in effect on January 1, 1987.