All Information (Except Text) for S.314 - Communications Decency Act of 1995104th Congress (1995-1996)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Exon, J. James [D-NE] (Introduced 02/01/1995)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 02/01/1995 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. (All Actions)|
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|02/01/1995||Introduced in Senate|
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|02/01/1995||Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce.|
Action By: Senate
|02/01/1995||Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S1953-1954)|
Action By: Senate
|Sen. Gorton, Slade [R-WA]*||02/01/1995|
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|Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation||02/01/1995||Referred to|
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Introduced in Senate (02/01/1995)
Communications Decency Act of 1995 - Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to prohibit the use of any telecommunications device (currently, only the telephone) by a person not disclosing his or her identity in order to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any person who receives such communication. Prohibits the repeated use of a telecommunications device solely for harassment purposes. Prohibits a person from allowing the use of any telecommunications facility (currently, telephone facility) in his or her control for such purposes. Increases: (1) the fine and maximum sentence for such violations; and (2) the fine for the transmission over a cable system of obscene or otherwise unprotected material.
(Sec. 4) Amends the Federal criminal code to: (1) increase the fine for broadcasting obscene, indecent, or profane language over the radio; and (2) include digital communications in a prohibition against the interception and disclosure of various forms of communications.
(Sec. 6) Prohibits a person making a toll-free telephone call from being assessed a charge for the call by being asked to connect or otherwise transfer to a pay-per-call service.
(Sec. 7) Requires a cable operator, in providing video programming unsuitable for children to any subscriber through a cable system, to fully scramble or otherwise block the video and audio portion of each channel carrying such programming to ensure that one not a subscriber to such programming does not receive it.
(Sec. 8) Allows a cable operator to refuse to transmit any portion of a public access program or leased access program which contains obscenity, indecency, or nudity.