Summary: S.608 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for S.608. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (04/17/1997)

Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to allow a State or local government to enforce regulations of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that prohibit: (1) a use of citizens band radio equipment not authorized by the FCC; or (2) the unauthorized operation of citizens band radio equipment on a frequency between 24 and 35 megahertz.

Provides that possession of a station license issued by the FCC in any radio service for the operation at issue shall preclude action by a State or local government.

Requires the FCC to provide technical guidance to State and local governments regarding the detection and determination of violations of such regulations.

Permits a person affected to submit to the FCC an appeal of the decision of a State or local government enforcing a regulation on the grounds that such entity acted outside the authority provided in this Act.

Provides that: (1) the enforcement of a regulation by a State or local government in a particular case shall not preclude the FCC from enforcing the regulation in that case concurrently; and (2) nothing in this Act shall be construed to diminish or otherwise affect FCC jurisdiction over devices capable of interfering with radio communications.