S.607 - Family Television Viewing Information and Empowerment Act of 1997105th Congress (1997-1998)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Coats, Daniel [R-IN] (Introduced 04/17/1997)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||04/17/1997 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.607 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (04/17/1997)
Family Television Viewing Information and Empowerment Act of 1997 - 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.
Directs the FCC to require a person assigned such frequencies, before the enactment of this Act, to surrender them to the FCC if the person does not submit to it evidence of the implementation of a rating system before using the frequencies.
Outlines general and specific rating system elements, requiring FCC review of each such system.