Summary: H.R.5639 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (09/17/1990)

Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to provide that, in court actions involving claims against cable television franchising authorities or other governmental entities arising from the regulation of cable communications or the approval or disapproval of a grant, renewal, transfer, or amendment of a franchise, any relief shall be limited to injunctive and declaratory relief. (Excepts from such limitation actions that have been determined by a final order of a court of binding jurisdiction to be in violation of a cable operator's rights prior to enactment of this Act).

States that such limitation shall not apply with respect to any claim against a franchising authority based on discrimination involving race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, or handicap.