Summary: S.593 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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Senate agreed to House amendment with amendment (11/18/1989)

Television Violence and Indecent Material Act - Exempts from the antitrust laws any joint discussion, consideration, review, action, or agreement by or among persons in the television industry for developing and disseminating voluntary guidelines designed to alleviate the negative impact of violence, illegal drug use, and sexually explicit material in telecast material, provided the joint action does not result in a boycott of any person. Applies such exemption to only those joint activities engaged in within 37 months after enactment of this Act.

Defines "person in the television industry" to include any entity which produces programming for television distribution.