There is one summary for S.409. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (03/06/1997)

Family Television Viewing Information and Empowerment Act - Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to prohibit the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from granting or renewing a license for a broadcast television station unless the license applicant submits to the FCC evidence of: (1) a plan for the implementation of a rating system for the content of programming to be broadcast by such station, in the case of a license grant application; or (2) the current implementation of such a rating system, in the case of application for license renewal.

Prohibits the FCC from assigning transitional digital television frequencies to a broadcast television station unless the person licensed to operate such station submits to the FCC evidence of the implementation of a rating system.

Outlines general and specific rating system elements, requiring FCC review of each such system.