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Short Titles as Introduced

Satellite Viewers' Rights Act

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide for the competitive development of direct to home satellite television communications.

Actions Overview (1)

05/09/1990Introduced in House

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05/29/1990Referred to the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and Finance.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
05/09/1990Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Action By: House of Representatives
05/09/1990Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce05/09/1990 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Telecommunications and Finance05/29/1990 Referred to

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Introduced in House (05/09/1990)

Satellite Viewers' Rights Act - Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to require providers of satellite-delivered television programming to: (1) make such programming available to home satellite users for private viewing; (2) establish reasonable and nondiscriminatory criteria for such programming when making it available through any other person for distribution so that non-cable distributors shall qualify to distribute such programming for private viewing by home satellite antenna users; and (3) establish prices, terms, and conditions for the wholesale distribution of satellite-delivered programming which do not discriminate in distribution to distributors for cable television subscribers and distributors to home satellite antenna users. Allows for the charging of different rates which are attributable to differences in cost, volume discounts, bona fide prior agreements, or to the transmission of network television programming by any person who encrypts such programming if such person is not engaged directly in retail distribution of programming to home satellite antenna users and is not affiliated with any cable television system operator.

Allows persons affected by violations of this Act to bring an action in a U.S. district court or other appropriate court. Provides remedies and fines for violations of this Act.