S.608 - A bill to authorize the enforcement by State and local governments of certain Federal Communications Commission regulations regarding use of citizens band radio equipment.105th Congress (1997-1998)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Feingold, Russell D. [D-WI] (Introduced 04/17/1997)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 11/04/1997 Committee on Commerce. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.608 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Information (Except Text)
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.