H.R.1859 - Local Television Competition and Diversity Act of 1997105th Congress (1997-1998)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Stearns, Cliff [R-FL-6] (Introduced 06/10/1997)|
|Committees:||House - Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 06/18/1997 Referred to the Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Trade, and Consumer Protection. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1859 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/10/1997)
Local Television Competition and Diversity Act of 1997 - Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to direct the Federal Communications Commission not to prohibit a person or entity directly from owning, operating, or controlling, or from having a cognizable interest in, two television stations within the same television market if at least one of such stations is a UHF television station, unless the Commission determines that permitting such activities will significantly harm competition or the preservation of a diversity of media voices in such market.
Allows the Commission, in unusual and compelling circumstances, to permit a person or entity to own, operate, or control, or to have a cognizable interest in, two VHF television stations within the same television market if the applicant demonstrates that it will not significantly harm competition or the preservation of a diversity of media voices in that market.